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Giving A New Wireless Phone To Mom, Dad Or Grads In The Family? Recycle The Old Phone With Verizon Wirelessí HopeLine Program


BASKING RIDGE, NJ ó Motherís Day, Fatherís Day, and college and high school graduations are right around the corner. If mom, dad or grads in the family unwrap a new Verizon Wireless phone this spring, thereís a simple solution for what to do with the old wireless phone: recycle it with Verizon Wirelessí HopeLineģ program and help make a difference for the environment and domestic violence victims.

HopeLine, Verizon Wirelessí exclusive phone recycling and reuse program, accepts wireless phones and accessories in any condition from any manufacturer or service provider at any of the companyís Communications Stores nationwide. Phones are refurbished for reuse, or recycled in an environmentally sound way. Proceeds from the HopeLine program benefit survivors of domestic violence and non-profit advocacy agencies, providing essential communication tools through wireless phones and services and financial grants.

Verizon Wireless has HopeLine collection bins at all store locations where customers can drop off their no-longer-used phones. Customers can also send their old wireless phones and accessories to:

Verizon Wireless HopeLine
c/o ReCellular Inc.
2555 Bishop Circle W.
Dexter, MI 48130

Since the October 2001 launch of Verizon Wirelessí national recycling program, the company has collected more than 4.5 million no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories, and provided nearly $5 million in cash donations to local domestic violence agencies nationwide. In addition, HopeLine has donated more than 60,000 wireless phones and 180 million minutes of wireless service to agencies across the country for use with clients.


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