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Recycle Your Cell Phone

Technology seems to move at warp speeds. In the blink of an eye there’s a new cell phone on the market with more bells and whistles and must-haves. We’ve heard about the lines as people flock to get in on the better technology. Ever consider what do with the old phone? Rather than put it in a drawer, consider donating it and helping save lives.

October is known for its pink, but there’s also purple–its Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Verizon Wireless is encouraging consumers to donate their no-longer-used wireless phone at any Verizon retail store as part of the HopeLine program. Donated phones, chargers and accessories get a complete make-over and once refurbished, the phones are donated to domestic violence shelters to provide a lifeline of support to victims of abuse.

The Verizon Wireless HopeLine program has collected over 10+ million phones nationwide since 2001; Over $18.1 million cash grants given to domestic violence organizations since 2001; 151,000 HopeLine phones donated to victims and survivors since 2001. In 2012, Floridians alone donated more than 36,000 phones to HopeLine.

It’s a great program whose contributions makes a difference in the life of a woman starting over after abuse.

It’s easy to donate your no-longer-used phone!

Donate a no-longer-used phone…

• At a Verizon Wireless Communications Store

• Through a HopeLine phone drive

• Through the mail, with a postage-paid label


• Collects and securely scrubs the donated phones

• Refurbishes and sells reusable phones

• Responsibly recycles unusable phones

• Donates proceeds to domestic violence organizations

Domestic Violence Survivors…

• Receive refurbished HopeLine phones

• Get free calls and texting on the Verizon Wireless network

• Benefit from HopeLine phone donations and cash grants to local HopeLine-affiliated domestic
violence agencies

 To learn more about HopeLine from Verizon, visit

HopeLine phones are refurbished phones that are equipped with 3,000 anytime minutes of airtime and texting capabilities. They come with Verizon Wireless Nationwide Coverage, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling, Caller ID, Basic Voice Mail and texting. HopeLine phones are available to survivors affiliated with participating domestic violence agencies.

Protecting the environment is a major focus for the HopeLine program. The program collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition, from any service provider. Phones that can’t be reused are recycled responsibly under Verizon’s zero landfill policy. Since 2001 the Hopeline program has recycled 1.7 million wireless phones and kept more than 260 tons of electronic waste and batteries out of landfills.

Treat yourself to a new phone and give someone hope with your old cell phone by donating it to Verizon’s Hopeline program.

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