Be Sure You Protect Your Data Before You Sell Your Used Apple iPhone to Offset the Cost of Buying the New Apple iPhone 5 | e-Cycle

With Apple’s September 12 announcement of its faster, lighter and thinner iPhone 5, many businesses are expected to upgrade their fleet of corporate mobile devices. But when it is time to upgrade to a newer technology, one of the biggest problems organizations will face is what to do with their used mobile devices.

These devices that were once so critical to the workforce are quickly cast aside as obsolete. This happens to thousands of mobile phones every day. However, nearly 100 percent of Apple devices still retain a significant resale value, even after 24 to 36 months of use, and can be reused in developing countries overseas where the technologies are highly valued and desperately needed.

In fact, organizations can recoup 75 to 90 percent of their initial investment in their Apple technologies by implementing a timely and responsible mobile reuse and recycling program. Mobile buyback revenues equate to tens-of-thousands of dollars for e-Cycle’s enterprise clients annually.

There is one more important thing for businesses to consider when reselling and recycling used mobile devices, and that is data security. Organizations should not base their mobile recycling decision solely on price and hand over their outdated devices to just anybody. Data security does not end when a phone is retired. Mobile devices are archives of confidential data and if a device is discarded, donated or reused improperly, private data can be accessed. Often, sensitive information remains even after the phone has been brought back to factory settings.

Be certain your mobile buyback company has rigorous processes in place to permanently remove the data on every device, as well as secondary quality assurance testing. If you depend solely upon individual employees to clear data on the devices, you are taking a serious risk of your sensitive corporate information ending up in the wrong hands.

A recent audit from e-Cycle’s internal operations department found that 27% of devices from enterprise clients who claim to have pre-wiped their mobile phones prior to sending them for recycling still contained sensitive information, including key customer contact information, personal photos and videos, and pin numbers.

e-Cycle, the first mobile buyback and recycling company to become e-Stewards certified, provides industry leading end-of-life data protection and ensures mobile security for outdated iPhones and other smartphones. e-Cycle collects used cell phones from businesses, providing reimbursement for all devices that retain resale value. All other devices are recycled at no charge. Using rigorous data protection measures, e-Cycle ensures that the information stored on every device is completely erased. To find out more on e-Cycle’s cell phone buyback, recycling and data deletion services, visit www.e-Cycle.com.

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Congratulations to e-Cycle’s Summer Recycle Your Mobile Phone Apple iPad2 Giveaway Winners

To help raise awareness of the growing e-waste issue with cell phones and devices and to promote environmental protection, e-Cycle encouraged companies to practice responsible mobile phone recycling and data protection through our summer Apple iPad2 give away. Businesses and organizations that sold and/or recycled used mobile phones through the end of July 2011 were entered into a random drawing to win one of four Apple iPad2s.

Congratulations to our Apple iPad2 winners

  • Jana L., Construction Industry, Central Texas region
  • Clarence C., Transportation Industry, Washington D.C./Baltimore/Virginia region
  • Kevin S., Healthcare Industry, Southern California region
  • Telecom Professional, Human Resources Industry, Washington D.C./Baltimore/Virginia region

e-Cycle is trusted by more than 7,000 businesses, including some of the largest organizations in the world, for their wireless recycling and data protection needs. Providing businesses complimentary cell phone recycling and data security services, e-Cycle also increases their client’s revenue with a wireless buyback program. Since its inception in 2005, e-Cycle has purchased or recycled more than one million devices, keeping more than 250,000 pounds of toxic materials out of landfills.

For more information, visit www.e-cycle.com or call 1.877.215.5255.

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e-Cycle Launches Recycle And Win Summer Giveaway – Win An Apple iPad2 For Selling and/or Recycling Your Business Cell Phones.

e-Cycle’s Apple iPad2 Earth Day Giveaway was such a success, we are giving companies another opportunity to win simply by recycling your company cell phones. Businesses and organizations that recycle and/or sell their used wireless devices through e-Cycle from now through July 31 will be entered into a random drawing for the chance to win one of four Apple iPad2s.

Congratulations to the winning companies from our Earth Day iPad2 Giveaway:

  • Christina S.  – from the Great Plains region
  • Mike P. – from the West/Central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio region
  • Karen D. – from the Southern California region
  • Andrew P. – from the New York Metro area

e-Cycle’s Recycle and Win Giveaway offers the perfect solution for used corporate-liable cell phones that have been sitting collecting dust and creating data security concerns. e-Cycle will wipe the sensitive corporate data and recycle your mobile phones at no cost. Additionally, by putting money back into telecom budgets, e-Cycle helps organizations upgrade to the latest wireless technologies.

Entering the contest is easy:

More information about e-Cycle’s cell phone recycling services and the Apple iPad2 giveaway contest can be found by visiting http://www.e-Cycle.com/Verizon.

Trusted by nearly 7,000 organizations nationwide, including some of the largest companies in the world, e-Cycle has purchased or recycled more than seven million devices since 2005. Nearly 65 percent of the mobile phones that e-Cycle receives still retain monetary value and can be reused in secondary markets where the older technologies are still valued and needed.

e-Cycle it!
Visit www.e-Cycle.com or contact (877) 215-5255.

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e-Cycle Declares April “Recycle Your Mobile Phone Month” – Giving Away iPad2s to Businesses.

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The Verizon iPhone Reviews are In! | e-Cycle

The anticipation for the release of the Verizon iPhone was built slowly over the course of many months, with some of us waiting years for this device. Now the waiting has paid off, as the Verizon iPhone has finally been released to the general public.

This has meant a number of things. It offers the iPhone to an entirely new segment of cell phone users who did not want to previously switch providers. More importantly, it also adds a competitor in the iPhone game, which was a segment of the cell phone world that used to be owned by AT&T.

With so much excitement surrounding the release of the Verizon iPhone 4, it would be difficult for it to live up to such lofty expectations. However, the reviews surrounding its release have generally praised the phone, citing its strong call quality as a major upgrade over the AT&T version. Fewer calls are being dropped and users are experiencing a clearer and more enjoyable conversation on this phone.

What else are the reviews saying about the Verizon iPhone 4?

From a hardware standpoint, there isn’t much that differentiates this from the previous AT&T iPhone. Most of the reviews choose to focus on the reliability that the Verizon network brings to the iPhone. Calls are consistently connected on the Verizon iPhone 4, offering users uninterrupted and high-quality phone conversations.

By all accounts, the Verizon iPhone 4 is just as good as its predecessor, if not better. Verizon has managed to address the issue of call quality that has plagued the iPhone in the past, making this version of the iPhone 4 a perfect choice for many consumers.
With the number of positive Verizon iPhone reviews that are out there, you might be thinking of switching over to this exciting new phone. That being said, you will want to sell your iPhone (or any other mobile phone) to not only make some money, but to protect our landfills from electronic waste.

Sell your iPhone to e-Cycle today and rest easy knowing that your data will remain private as well. Plus, it helps to know you’ll be getting a great new phone in the Verizon iPhone 4.

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The Verizon iPhone 4 – It’s Here! | e-Cycle

The wait is finally over. For those who could not order it early, the Verizon iPhone 4 is now available to the general public. After years of rumors and speculation, Verizon customers can finally order the iPhone without having to switch networks. Needless to say, this is a big day in the cell phone world.

There are a couple of ways that will allow you to get the Verizon iPhone 4:

  • You can order the iPhone 4 from the Verizon Wireless Online Store and have it shipped to your home.
  • You can purchase the Verizon iPhone at a Verizon Wireless retail store, but these are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to get there early!

With the release of this much-anticipated phone, there are going to be a lot of old mobile phones being discarded. If you are looking to upgrade to the Verizon iPhone 4, be sure to sell your AT&T iPhone or other mobile phone to e-Cycle.

Doing so protects the environment by preventing electronic waste from polluting our landfills. We also hold ourselves to the highest data protection standards in the industry, so the private data and information on your phone will be secure and, of course, removed. This goes without mentioning the fact that the money you make from selling an old cell phone can go towards the purchase of your new Verizon iPhone.

With so many benefits to mobile phone recycling, there is no reason to not do it. Sell your iPhone or mobile phone to e-Cycle and start enjoying the Verizon iPhone 4 today!

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Verizon iPhone Pre-Orders Begin on February 3 | e-Cycle

News continues to trickle in about when consumers will be able to get their hands on the long awaited Verizon iPhone 4, with the most recent news circling around the ability to pre-order the Verizon iPhone through the online Apple Store.

Current Verizon wireless customers will be able to pre-order the iPhone 4 starting tomorrow, February 3rd at 3am EST (set those alarms!). Pre-ordering is available through Apple’s online store and on Verizon’s website. Delivery and in-store pick-up begins on Thursday, February 10th. Non-Verizon customers will have to wait to order the iPhone 4 with online pre-ordering beginning Wednesday, February 9th.

Those who don’t pre-order their new iPhone should realize buying the iPhone 4 in-store is unlikely. High demand for the iPhone in both Apple and Verizon stores is expected and phones will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Other than camping outside Verizon and Apple stores, it seems pre-ordering online is the best bet to guarantee there is an iPhone 4 with your name on it.

After ordering your Verizon iPhone, head over to e-Cycle’s sell your iPhone page to make room for your new purchase. We’ll show you how to recycle your old AT&T iPhone safely and securely and get a few bucks back in your pocket. Happy iPhoning!

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iPhone 4 Commercials Play to Verizon iPhone and AT&T | e-Cycle

With the announcement of the Verizon iPhone two weeks gone, Verizon and Apple have already begun promoting their new partnership.

The first Verizon iPhone commercial was posted this past weekend on Verizon’s YouTube channel. The commercial plays upon the years of waiting from iPhone and Verizon customers through a series of ticking clocks, with the last turning to 12:00am and a woman whispering “Thank You”. There is no mention of AT&T or the Verizon Google Android, leaving the commercial strictly Verizon iPhone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlN3BgsV1nc

A second iPhone 4 ad aired this past weekend, this time put out by Apple. The ad shows two iPhones working side by side on the same processes but with slightly different images and websites viewed. Ending with a side-by-side FaceTime conversation, the iPhones are removed to show both AT&T and Verizon logos followed by “Two is better than one”. In contrast to Verizon’s ad, Apple’s iPhone 4 spot nods to both providers, showing each as equally important to the iPhone 4.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq2HalPB28s

Whether customers stay with AT&T or switch over to Verizon, the iPhone 4 remains the best choice for smartphone in 2011. With the fastest processing system, HD video, 5 megapixel camera and access to the world’s most popular App Store, a Verizon iPhone or AT&T iPhone 4 are both wins.

You can let e-Cycle help you get the most out of your iPhone 4 by selling us your old AT&T iPhone or other wireless device. We’ll be sure your private data is securely removed and your phone is recycled safely, preventing any environmental damage.

Once you’ve got your new iPhone 4, you can use your buyback money to buy apps or iPhone accessories and know you’re doing something good for yourself and the environment.

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How You Can Be One of the First to Own the Verizon iPhone | e-Cycle

The cell phone world has been buzzing lately, and for good reason: the Verizon iPhone – nothing more than rumors for the longest time – is finally a reality. The iPhone 4 will be available on the Verizon network beginning Thursday, February 10. Finally seeing an actual, concrete Verizon iPhone release date is no doubt a relief to millions of people.

It is certainly an exciting time for Verizon customers and for those who are looking to switch to the nation’s most reliable network. But what if you can’t wait until February 10 to get your new Verizon iPhone?

There are a number of steps you can take to get your Verizon iPhone, and for some, that means getting it before the official release date. Whether you are a current Verizon user or someone who is looking to switch, there are multiple ways that you can get your Verizon iPhone as soon as possible.

For starters, current Verizon Wireless customers will be given the opportunity to pre-order the Verizon iPhone 4 on February 3, before it is available to the general public. If you are unsure whether or not you might qualify for this early availability, sign up to get all the details here.

Additionally, if you are looking to get the Verizon iPhone no matter what kind of phone you have, be sure to sell your AT&T iPhone or other mobile phone with e-Cycle.

There are a variety of benefits to selling your iPhone with e-Cycle, ranging from making an environmental impact to guaranteed data security. Even better, we’ll help you make some extra money that can be used towards the purchase of a Verizon iPhone.

The Verizon iPhone 4 is no doubt going to be a popular device in the coming months, so if you want to be one of the first to own this hot new phone, be sure to follow these steps and sell your iPhone or old mobile phone with e-Cycle today!

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Wishes Come True with Verizon iPhone: Get Rid of Your AT&T iPhone and Make the Switch! | e-Cycle

Announced 1/11/11 at 11:11am, Apple and Verizon are officially joining forces to provide the iPhone 4 on the nation’s most reliable wireless network. The new Verizon iPhone features a 5 megapixel camera, HD video recording and the most advanced mobile operating system available. Beginning Feb. 3rd, Verizon’s close to one billion customers can make the switch to iPhone 4 with an exclusive online pre-ordering opportunity or in stores beginning Feb. 12, 2011.

The reasons to switch are endless and Apple and Verizon expect thousands to dump their old AT&T iPhones and Verizon smartphones for a chance to grab the Verizon iPhone.

When you switch, e-Cycle will be there to help you recycle your AT&T iPhone or old Verizon cell phone. Sell your iPhone to e-Cycle and we’ll not only give you cash, but we’ll ensure your data is securely erased. Also, you can donate your iPhone or recycle for charity, allowing you to get the new iPhone 4 while making sure your old iPhone or Verizon smartphone is helping a great cause.

No matter which route your chose, e-Cycle promises fast, secure and environmentally sound mobile phone recycling. So get your hands on the new Verizon iPhone and hand your old AT&T iPhone to e-Cycle for fast cash and the best phone recycling experience.

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