Eazyfone signs up to Home Office scheme
22 March 2010 — 12:00 PM
Mobile phone recycling organisation Eazyfone has signed up to a new Home Office initiative to keep track of stolen handsets.
The new code of practice is being developed by the mobile phone industry, police and the government to stop stolen handsets being sold to mobile phone recycling firms.
Eazyfone has already signed up to the scheme and has therefore agreed to implement safeguards such as checking devices against the National Mobile Phone Register.
Home Office minister Alan Campbell says Eazyfone's customers can have confidence that it strives to meet the regulations.
According to the government, 90 per cent of mobile phones reported as stolen in the UK are blocked within 48 hours.
"I would like to thank those recyclers [which] are working with us to develop this new code of practice and would urge other companies to join this forum," said Mr Campbell.
Eazyfone was founded in 2001 and has donated more than £50 million to charities and consumers, as well as protecting hectres of endangered rainforest.
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