Things you should know before you dispose of your cell phone

When you get ready to upgrade your phone, just deleting information from your call logs and phone directory won’t necessarily keep your personal information private. On the local news a few days ago, there was a story about a someone getting a refurbished phone from their cell carrier and being very surprised when they turned on the phone and discovered that it was loaded with someone else’s data!

To make sure this does not happen to you when you decide to upgrade your phone, you can follow the steps for clearing the data off of your particular phone by going here: also offers a searchable database of donation locations if you are wondering what to do with your old cell phone.

Cingular Wireless, LLC

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