People to sell old mobile phones so they can buy a smartphone?

3 August 2010 — 3:15 PM

People to sell old mobile phones so they can buy a smartphone?

In news that may be of interest to those looking to recycle mobile phones, a new scheme has been unveiled by wireless telephony operator Three as part of its commitment to the Race Online 2012 campaign.

UK Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox and the minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries Ed Vaizey launched the operator's Mobile Broadband Bus, which aims to support the initiative.

The Race Online 2012 campaign has a target of getting more than 100,000 people online and some of those who embrace the internet could discover how easy it is to get rid of used phones through web services.

An estimated ten million UK citizens have never experienced the internet and the bus will offer Get Online days run by specialist trainers from UK online centres as it makes its way around the country.

Three is the first mobile operator to pledge its support to the scheme.

The company also recently revealed that it will stock the iPhone 4 across its stores, which could be good news to those who want to recycle mobile phones in order to generate cash to pay for it.

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