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2008/10/20-22 [Consumer/CellPhone] UID:51592 Activity:nil
10/20   I have a bunch of old cell phones from the 1990 days and I'm
        wondering what the best way is to dispose them. Any ideas? thx.
        \_ http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com
        \_ http://www.wirelessfoundation.org/CallToProtect  My previous
           company used to periodically collect old phones and chargers from
           employees to send to this program.  Tax deductible.
        \_ isn't this kind of dumb?  will a cell phone from the 90s work
           on current US networks?  Are they just going to donate the phones
           to someone so they can make IUDs?
        \_ http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=category&id=pcmcat149900050025&DCMP=rdr0001422 How about BestBuy?
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