We look at how to put an old Android phone to use, rather than trashing it or selling it
Just got a new phone? Well, then you're probably aware that in 24 months, you'll be popping out or heading online to find another new one. Yes, you might be excited about having the latest technology in your pocket right now, but after two years, your amazing new gadget will inevitably look a bit rubbish.
So what do you do with your old phone when the time comes to upgrade? Do you just sling it in the nearest bin, while trying to silence the nagging voice in your head, scolding you for doing something so environmentally unfriendly? Probably not, unless it's damaged beyond repair (the phone, not your head).
You could sell it, of course, and you'd no doubt find plenty of takers on eBay, assuming it's a decent handset and in good condition. Or you could try to trade it in, to get some money off whatever new deal you end up signing. If you're feeling more generous, you could even just give it away, whether that's to a family member or friend, or just some stranger from Freecycle.