Richard Jones' Log: Recycling mobile phones...

Fri, 04 Mar 2005

Just ordered myself a new phone (old one was getting crappier and crappier, and new one can take photos). Guy signing me up asked if I'd like a new SIM sent out for the old phone. I don't. I countered by asking whether they offer a recycling service. He was quite surprised - he said he'd not been asked that question in 2 years. Yes, they do have a service. What does it involve? I hand my old phone over to the courier delivering the new one. That's it! I asked him why they don't mention the service. He actually sounded puzzled. Maybe he might ask someone. There's always hope.

Comment by Andy Todd on Fri, 04 Mar 2005

And which new phone did you get? Because this being a somewhat technical blog we now have to have a discussion of what is the best phone going around.

By a sparkling coincidence I received my new Sony Ericsson K700i today. It's a shame they announced an updated version on Wednesday. You have to love built in obsolescence.

Comment by Richard on Fri, 04 Mar 2005

Oh, it's just a Nokia 3200 - came free with the $19 Optus plan. I'm never going to be jumping for the latest-and-greatest featues since I simply don't actually use my phone much. Mostly for ringing Rachel from the train station when the train's been cancelled to let her know I'll be a little late home.

The toggle buttons are a bit wierd, but I reckon it'll be OK. I'll probably take photos with it and the quality is better than the crappy camera I used a while back.