Cricket Launches Phone Recycling Program
Today Leap Wireless's Cricket service announced a new program to help recycle more mobile phones. Customers can drop off their old phones at Cricket stores or print a postage-paid shipping label and send their phones directly to the recycling center. The company will donate some proceeds to Rebuilding Together, a program that helps low-income families find affordable housing. ReCellular is providing the recycling services. ReCellular will refurbish those phones that it can, re-package them, and offer them for sale in developing nations. Phones that cannot be refurbished are recycled.
Kyocera Phone Recycling Program to Benefit Soldiers
Kyocera today launched a nationwide 'Take Back' phone recycling program that will provide calling services to deployed military personnel. Kyocera partnered with SecondWave Recycling to handle the logistics.
Apple Offering Credit for Some Android, Windows Phones
Apple has expanded the scope of its Reuse and Recycling Program to include smartphones, tablets, and PCs not made by Apple. Customers can take their old smartphones directly to Apple Stores and receive credit towards new Apple gear for turning them in.
Cricket Kicks Off Rewards Program
Cricket Wireless today announced Cricket Rewards, a loyalty program that lets customers earn points that can be used for various rewards. The program is accessible via the Cricket Rewards and MyCricket applications, which are free to download.
Cricket Expands Retail Footprint to 1,000 Best Buy Stores
Cricket Wireless today said Best Buy has agreed to sell the prepaid carrier's phones and services at some 1,000 stores around the country. The ZTE Fanfare and HTC Desire 625 are available from Best Buy's web site starting today, and will reach Best Buy's retail stores over the next few weeks.