Give your old phone rather than destroy it

  1. softcookie7
    Gingerbread Apr 22, 2014

    softcookie7 , Apr 22, 2014 :
    Could not agree more! Why smash something you pay lots of money for, even if it was in the past.

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  2. GigabitEthernet
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 22, 2014

    GigabitEthernet , Apr 22, 2014 :
    That's fair enough, but what they've already announced is just plain wrong, joke or not.

    There are people already threatening to smash their phones.

  3. Raphael Castle
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 22, 2014

    Raphael Castle , Apr 22, 2014 :
    Yeah and honestly I'm kind of shocked, this can't be what they're suggesting right?

  4. infernowheels
    Jelly Bean Apr 22, 2014

    infernowheels , Apr 22, 2014 :
    It's just gonna create more negative impressions as to the mentality of OnePlus... including the fans...

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  5. OZKny
    Gingerbread Apr 22, 2014

    OZKny , Apr 22, 2014 :
    I'd like to see what they tell the 101st person that smashed their phone...

  6. kavenath
    Honeycomb Apr 22, 2014

    kavenath , Apr 22, 2014 :
    i also prefer act as backup

  7. Darren
    Froyo Apr 22, 2014

    Darren , Apr 22, 2014 :
    I normally shop around to see where I can sell my old phone for the best price and put towards my next phone that I will get.

  8. Raphael Castle
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 22, 2014

    Raphael Castle , Apr 22, 2014 :
    Lol, yeah that's what I'd like to know..... Maybe they'll send them a t-shirt

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  9. KyleVPirate
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 22, 2014

  10. Max Harry Johnson
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 22, 2014

  11. Yan
    Honeycomb Apr 22, 2014

    Yan , Apr 22, 2014 :
    Agree with topic starter, don't smash them. Give me one. :D

    Seriously, they must have something else in mind, they can't be serious.

  12. SakreD
    Honeycomb Apr 22, 2014

    SakreD , Apr 22, 2014 :
    LOL, oh man they really gotta stop taking idea's from whoever came up with this one.

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  13. CrystalGamma
    Froyo Apr 22, 2014

    CrystalGamma , Apr 22, 2014 :
    Well, some people have already created facts ...

  14. Elisha Siegelman
    Cupcake Apr 22, 2014

  15. Phantom
    Honeycomb Apr 22, 2014

  16. Deactivated User
    Apr 22, 2014

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  17. Noel
    Jelly Bean Apr 22, 2014

    Noel , Apr 22, 2014 :
    I give my old phones to the jack and Jill foundation its a children's charity they recycle them and make a few euros for the children

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  18. Charliebull33
    Gingerbread Apr 22, 2014

    Charliebull33 , Apr 22, 2014 :
    I'll be keeping my G2 as a backup, I love this phone. When the time comes it will go to a charity; as there are great causes and people in need.

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  19. yonoshiro
    Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 22, 2014

    yonoshiro , Apr 22, 2014 :
    Couldn't agree more... I already voiced my thoughts in the original thread:

    "Honestly @Emmanuel... This cannot be good for the environment. Consumer electronics are a major source of pollution in landfills with hazardous chemicals that can permeate the soil and even contaminate ground water supplies.

    Whilst there are many recycling plants, this competion is global and not all countries have recycling facilities to deal with discarded consumer electronics. Thus, these damaged and breached cellular phones may very well end up in landfills.

    An alternative to recycling would be selling the phones or donating them to charities. However, this would not be possible if you desire perfectly good phones to be destroyed.

    If a company with so much hype behind it was to encourage users across the globe to smash their cellular phones, there is a fair chance that thousands of phones worldwide would be destroyed and dumped without proper safety precautions which could only have negative environmental consequences, no matter how small they may be. I do not think this is a responsible course of action.



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  20. RetroGrenade
    Gingerbread Apr 22, 2014

    RetroGrenade , Apr 22, 2014 :
    I really hope they have something totally different planned. We'll be more than happy to get all those smartphones here in Ghana.

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