Mobile recycling could be good option for charitable Brits

20 December 2010 — 2:02 PM

An iPhone can offer access to ways to help charity

British consumers with a desire to do their bit for charity may find recycling a mobile phone and upgrading to one of the market's latest models allows them to do a little more.

Flora Graham, writing for CNET UK, explains several apps are available to those with an Apple iPhone, Android or Nokia smartphone to their name.

The first of these to be nominated by the expert is Vinspired for the iPhone, which allows people to view a database of volunteering opportunities they can do on the spot.

Oxfam Unwrapped for Nokia is another to meet with Ms Graham's approval, as she notes this is a tool that can help users find beautiful Christmas gifts at the touch of a button.

Android consumers also have an app to secure – FixMyStreet, which the author advises gives people the chance to do a "good deed" by reporting problems, such as potholes, to help the local community.

Those who opt for an Android device could soon benefit from the operating system's latest version, which is known as Gingerbread and was confirmed recently.

Jon Butler, creative brand manager at Envirofone, says: "If you like the idea of doing a good deed, then a mobile phone like this might be for you. You could even trade your old phone in for cash."

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