Businesses could make staff happy by recycling mobile phones

23 November 2010 — 11:59 AM

New mobile phones are one investment that can improve staff morale, says an expert

Firms that recycle their collection of mobiles and invest in a new set of smartphones are likely to win the approval of their employees, if one expert is to be believed.

Heathr Mclean, editor at mobile trade publication Mobile Business, says staff want to step out the office with a trendy and fun handset at their disposal.

And it need not cost organisations a significant amount to adopt such a switch, as there are now affordable smartphones on the market.

"[Employees] want to be part of this new mobile data craze that's everywhere and it's spreading - we've got low-end smartphones coming out now as well," explains Ms Mclean.

Companies that agree to an investment of this nature may find they can subsidise the cost of buying new phones by recycling old ones for cash.

Strategy Analytics recently revealed the use of handheld models is set to grow to 30 per cent of the global network load by 2015 – up tenfold on 2010 levels.

Jon Butler, creative brand manager at Envirofone, says: "There are a range of cheaper smartphones available, so why not upgrade? You could even trade-in your old handset for cash!"

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