Old Mobiles = Money For Students & Charity

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 November 2006 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising Trading  17 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis With 90 million old mobiles lying gathering dust in drawers and cupboards across the country it doesn’t take a genius to work out that there is a problem with disposing of them. Recycling experts Redeem have teamed up with the student mobile service Dot Mobile to create a solution that will give students a bit of cash in their pockets thanks to their new recycling programme which allows customers to exchange their old mobiles for up to £100.The new service means that students can trade-in their old handsets and receive a cheque to spend on whatever they please – new mobile, new text books, new wardrobe… They can even donate their cash from their mobiles to charity. Dot Mobile is working with Kids Company, a children’s charity dedicated to helping vulnerable children on an emotional and practical level. All they have to do is get hold of a freepost envelope from a member of the dot crew on campus, by visiting www.dotmobile.co.uk/recycle or by calling 0870 350 1853.Not only will students be able to earn cash and help a worthwhile cause they can give themselves a pat on the back for benefiting the environment at the same time. When old mobiles are thrown in the bin they end up in landfill sites around the country where the toxic chemicals they contain can leak into the surrounding soil causing pollution and damaging plant and wildlife. There is also unwelcome activity at the top of the site where the decomposing waste produces the harmful greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane. By recycling and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill means we are doing our bit for climate change too.To find out more about dot mobile and if we’re on your campus, go to www.dotmobile.co.uk– ends – – 17th November –About dot / notes to editorsDot mobile is the UK’s first mobile service developed specifically for students. The service launched in September 2005 and can be found online or in 60 universities across the UK. Dot offers simple, good value tariffs, the latest handsets and a service that works the way students want it to. You can manage your account online, receive free usage text alerts and use your flexible monthly bundle of units for calls, texts or advanced messaging. We use the Vodafone network to ensure great coverage and we’re also the exclusive mobile phone partner of NUS Extra.For further information please contact:Katrine PearsonRedeem(01324) [email protected] Jeanesdot [email protected] PearsonPublic Relations ManagerRedeem plc31-37 Etna RoadFalkirk, FK2 9EGt: +44 (0)1324 678 903f: +44 (0)1324 678 904e: [email protected] 9001:2000 (BM Trada certificate no. 2324) | ISO 14001:2004 (LRQA certificate no. LRQ4000389/A) | EMAS (reg. no.UK000134) | Investors In People About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Old Mobiles = Money For Students & Charitylast_img read more