Verizon Recycling Partner to Provide AT&T iPhone Buyback and Data Protection at Macworld Expo

e-Cycle LLC will give attendees the opportunity to sell their iPhone® at the Macworld Expo – the first time onsite buyback and data protection has been offered at the conference. 

Hilliard, Ohio, January 24, 2011 – e-Cycle LLC (www.e-Cycle.com), an official buyback and recycling partner of Verizon Wireless, has announced today that it will provide onsite AT&T iPhone® buyback and data deletion for attendees of the Macworld Expo in San Francisco from January 27-29. This is the first time in the history of the conference that iPhone® buyback and recycling has been offered. e-Cycle’s booth number is #651.

“With the upcoming release of the iPhone 4® from Verizon on February 10th, we anticipate an exorbitant number of AT&T iPhone®users converting to the iPhone 4® by Verizon,” said Christopher Irion, Founder and CEO of e-Cycle. “It is estimated that millions of AT&T iPhone® users will convert to the iPhone® from Verizon in the next two years, and e-Cycle is prepared to provide fast and secure iPhone® buyback services to help offset the cost of purchasing the iPhone 4® from Verizon.”

During the conference, e-Cycle’s mobile phone buyback representatives will assess the value of each AT&T iPhone® based on set criteria (including damaged devices) and issue immediate payment. An onsite data security expert will provide same-day data deletion for each iPhone® purchased. The company’s consumer division is solely dedicated to purchasing used iPhones® and iPads® through an online buyback tool available on the company’s website.

“We estimate that there are approximately nine million iPhones® retired for newer devices each year, and we expect that number to grow considerably within the next two years as sales for the iPhone® dramatically increase,” said Irion. “Of the estimated 130 million mobile phones discarded in the U.S. each year, only about 10 percent are recycled. But nearly 50 percent of these devices still have a resale value.  e-Cycle plans to spread the ‘reuse and recycle’ message to Macworld attendees this week.  Selling your iPhone® for reuse is good for your bottom line and great for the environment.”

About e-Cycle

In 2010, the Inc. 500|5000 ranked e-Cycle the eighth fastest growing environmental services company in the U.S. e-Cycle helps organizations and individuals take a more responsible, secure and cost-effective approach to cell phone recycling. e-Cycle buys used mobile phones that still retain value and recycles all others at no charge at an EPA-registered facility. The information on every phone is either deleted or destroyed through the industry’s most rigorous mobile data security measures.

e-Cycle’s client list includes a majority of the Fortune 20 and the company is an official cell phone recycling partner of Verizon Wireless, assisting its enterprise clients with mobile phone recycling and data security needs.

Visit www.e-Cycle.com or contact gogreen@e-Cycle.com or (877) 215-5255.