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Old 09-14-2009, 07:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have just received my new Blackberry Tour from Verizon. I have two 8703s (Verizon and Sprint) that I no longer need. Any ideas on how to disposes of them in a usable way? I assume I should remove the SIM from each, but, is there any place that accepts these?
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Most Verizon Corp. Stores take them for charity.
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Theres a few online recycling websites that give you money for them
at least advertised in the UK (which is currently being advertised as I type this lol)

Also, if they are in good working order, selling them on ebay as spare parts could get you something for them.
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For the Sprint device, check out the Sprint BuyBack program:

You may be able to get a small credit on your account (not sure if the 8703e still has a value in this program).

They will also take devices back from any carrier for recycle, even though this program. Once you fill out the forms online, you then print out a postage-paid address label and ship the devices in to them.

If you cannot get a credit for your 8703e, and it's still in working condition, they may use it for Sprint Project Connect.
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You could always sell them on Ebay and recycle them to a new user.
I have sold all of my previous Blackberry devices on Ebay.
It becomes something new again to the person that purchases it.
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Many service organizations will take your old devices and give them to those in need for emergency calls (911) only.

Just make sure you wipe them clean beforehand, no matter what you do with it.
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And, if they are too beat up, there are recycling envelopes available from Sprint at the stores or Customer Service will send them to you. I usually carry a couple for when I run into folks that need one.
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