Whether you just got a cellphone as a holiday gift from someone else or for yourself, there are some important steps for a smooth transition from the old to new. And, there are some fantastic new ways you can use that old phone.
Getting a new phone can be a thrill, but there’s an important first step. Once you’ve transferred all your data from your old phone, always back it up! Begin by saving all contacts to your SIM card, or be sure they are synced to your Google or Apple account. Also back up any photos, videos and music to an SD card or computer. Then, be sure to erase all the personal information from your old device by performing a master reset of the phone to remove all its data.
After that, you get to decide what to do with your old cell phone! What’s the point in letting it sit around to collect dust? No worries, there are several great options. Many customers simply recycle theirs at stores like Target where free phone recycling is offered. You can also visit this site to source many other options.
Another popular option is to donate your phone to a charity or you may, of course, re-gift it to a friend or family member who wants one. Our SIM card makes it easy for someone to get started using your old phone with our service. Visit our SIM card page to see how.
You can also use your old phone in a new way. As long as it’s connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can surf the web or play games on it. And, while using your new phone to talk or message, your old one can become your music player. Start your day listening to favorite tunes while using that phone’s battery — so you can conserve your new one for calls and messages.
Maybe you’d prefer to keep the old phone handy in your car just to snap photos or to use during an emergency—many people aren’t aware that old phones can still be used to dial 9-1-1, even if they’ve been deactivated. Just be sure to keep it charged, just in case you suddenly need it.
You see, the options are endless in repurposing your old device. It may even add more fun or efficiency to your day.