Wirefly.com, an online leader in one-stop comparison shopping for cell phones and wireless phone plans, today announced the launch of Wirefly.org, an initiative to let consumers trade in their old cell phone or iPod devices for cash, or donate the value of their trade-in towards a charity of their choice. Some of the charities and organizations that Wirefly supports are the Lance Armstrong Livestrong Foundation, Red Cross, ASPCA, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and Fisher House, helping America’s military families.
Developed in coordination with cell phone trade-in solutions leader Flipswap, Wirefly launched Wirefly.org to promote the safe recycling and reuse of old cell phones in a manner that benefits consumers, the environment and charitable organizations. The average American replaces their cell phone every 18 months leaving millions of unused cell phones in America today that have outlived their purpose.
"Wirefly and its parent InPhonic are together one of the largest distributors of wireless products in America today. As an industry leader with millions of customers and online shoppers, Wirefly recognizes that we have an unparalleled opportunity to give back to the community and educate consumers about the positive impact the wireless industry can have on environmental and social issues,” said Brian Westrick, president of Wirefly. “Donating a retired cell phone won't cost Wirefly customers anything, but the value of their donated phones will be tremendous.”
As opposed to other cell phone recycling programs that tout large proceeds to charitable endeavors but provide only small percentages of trade-in values, the new Wirefly trade-in program will provide the customer’s chosen charity the entire dollar amount as indicated on the website. Current popular trade-in values include the Palm Treo 650 at $59.00, the Motorola KRZR at $73.00 and the LG Chocolate at $75.00.
For more information about the Wirefly.org initiative and to see all of the charities Wirefly.org supports, as well as environmental reasons to recycle old cell phones.
Wirefly does not handle the collection and recycling of the used cell phones and does not buy back used cell phones for the purpose of resale in any way.
Based in Los Angeles, Flipswap, Inc. (flipswap.com) is a pioneer in cellular phone reuse and value-added services for cell phone retailers and e-tailers. For more information about Flipswap and the services they provide, please visit their website.
Wirefly (Wirefly.com) is an online leader in one-stop comparison shopping for cell phones, wireless service plans and wireless accessories. Owned and operated by InPhonic, Inc. (NASDAQ: INPC), Wirefly is an authorized dealer for every major cellular carrier, including Cingular Wireless, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint. Wirefly also offers discounts and services not available in retail wireless stores, including real-time online order status and tracking, and the guaranteed lowest price -- online or anywhere else -- on cell phone devices from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, LG, BlackBerry and many other cell phone handset manufacturers. Wirefly.com has been named Best of the Web by Forbes magazine as the “best all-around number portability portal” and “Best in Overall Customer Experience” by Keynote Performance Systems.