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How to Recycle Your “Old” Devices and Accessories

Owning a wireless device is only one part of that product’s lifecycle, it is our belief that recycling your well-used smartphone or tablet is just as important. Many consumers know that their wireless devices are capable of being recycled, but are unsure of what steps to take so that their phones, tablets and accessories are properly reused.  Here are some of the easiest and most effective ways to give your wireless device a new life.

  • Return your old wireless device to a carrier, handset manufacturer, or other retail outlet that collects phones for recycling. You can also find a list of our member companies' recycling programs at
  • You can also participate in a buy-back or trade-in program, which may offer incentives such as gift cards.
  • Many wireless carriers and manufactures provide prepaid shipping materials to ease the recycling and/or reuse of your wireless device(s).
  • Establish a program at your company or in your community for collecting wireless devices for reuse.

Before recycling or donating any wireless device, it is essential to keep your personal information private by wiping your phone or tablet. CTIA offers consumers an easy to follow checklist that will ensure every byte of data is removed from your device.

Super Mobility Week: The Money Event

Bringing together thought leaders in mobile money and entrepreneurs from around the world, Aditya Khurjekar, cofounder of the Money Event and Let's Talk Payments contributor, discusses The Money Event at Super Mobility Week, including the Money Pavilion and the regional challenges for inventors.

Hurry and register by Monday, July 21 to get $300 off your registration!

Super Mobility Week: Innovators Exhibit Here

The Connected Life Zone is an all new exhibit area at Super Mobility Week that reflects the advancements made in wireless geared toward the connected user, radically changing the way consumers utilize mobile.

Hurry and register by Monday, July 21 to get $300 off your registration!

CTIA Statement After the FCC and NTIA Release Coordination Procedures for 1755-1780, 1695-1710 MHz Bands

After the FCC and the NTIA released coordination procedures for the 1755-1780 and 1695-1710 MHz bands, I said:

“CTIA is pleased that the FCC and NTIA have released coordination procedures for the 1755-1780 and 1695-1710 MHz bands. Maximizing information for prospective bidders, and maximizing timely access for AWS-3 licenses will be ...

CTIA Statement on NTIA Statement After the NTIA Released its Federal Agency Transition Plans

Following the release of the NTIA's federal agencies’ transition plans for vacating or sharing spectrum bands set to be auctioned by FCC, I said:

“While we are reviewing the details of the transition plan, we appreciate NTIA’s effort to keep the AWS-3 process moving forward. As both independent reports and our ...

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Passed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed on a voice vote the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086), I said:

“We appreciate Chairman Goodlatte’s leadership in the effort to pass PITFA, which will help keep the Internet affordable and Americans connected. We hope the Senate moves expeditiously to follow ...

What You Need to Know about 911 Location Accuracy

CTIA and our members have a long history of supporting the first responder community, and we share the FCC’s goal to provide them, including those in the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), with the tools needed to accurately identify a 911 caller’s location, regardless of whether they are located indoors ...

How to Find the Right Device for You

With new devices released almost every day, there are a wide variety of options for consumers, which also means there’s the “perfect” device to fit your unique needs. If you’re a senior or have disabilities, check out to find the best wireless device and service for your ...

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