exPhone, What To Do With Your Old Cell Phone


One the eve of iPhoneDevCamp, Chris Messina (Citizen Agency) and Alex Hillman (We Know HTML) have just launched exPhone, a great resource to help you find “clever ways to responsibly reuse or recycle your old cell phone”. With the current iPhone frenzy and the frequency with which people upgrade their cell phones these days, many people have old cell phones that they need to dispose of and exPhone can help you with this process as well as sharing your experience with others.

exPhone is a pretty simple idea — primarily to take the enormous excitement around the iPhone and use it to remind folks to be responsible in disposing of the phones they’re replacing.

This idea obviously doesn’t only apply to iPhone owners — but to all electronics owners — it just happened to be a rather timely opportunity to get this information out there.

To make it a little more interesting, we’ve made it possible for you to share your photos of your new — and old (ex) — phones with everyone. You’re encouraged to do so with your existing Flickr account and if you like, to tell the story of what you did to recycle or reuse your exPhone.

There are no contests or prizes — it’s just the right thing to do! And we’re eager to see what creative ways people are making up to make sure that they can join in helping out.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.