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Old 02-20-2019, 05:38 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I have almost new in boxes the Treo, Palm and another that someone moved on me last night. I'm downsizing to move. Would like these old phones to see life. I've never used them. Is there a market for them or a charity that takes them? Haven't googled yet.
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Old 02-20-2019, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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There are some websites that accept old phones, but I suspect they pay pennies on the dollar.
You might try looking at eBay.
Their value probably varies a lot, depending on if they're factory-locked or unlocked.
I suspect most phones more than a couple of years old won't have a value worth the effort to try to sell them. If you make that decision, there definitely is a use for them. Since every phone must be usable for 911 (even if unregistered), there have been charities that collect such and hand them out to infirm for use to call for help.
(I understand it's much better if you can donate them with their matching recharger).

Another alternate, is to keep it unregistered (IE: no SIMM chip), but put a microSD card in it with music and use them as MP3 players. I have an old one that had a docking stand (unusable for any other phone), so I use it as a desk clock.
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:42 PM
 
Location: NJ
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There are some websites that accept old phones, but I suspect they pay pennies on the dollar.
You might try looking at eBay.
Their value probably varies a lot, depending on if they're factory-locked or unlocked.
I suspect most phones more than a couple of years old won't have a value worth the effort to try to sell them. If you make that decision, there definitely is a use for them. Since every phone must be usable for 911 (even if unregistered), there have been charities that collect such and hand them out to infirm for use to call for help.
(I understand it's much better if you can donate them with their matching recharger).

Another alternate, is to keep it unregistered (IE: no SIMM chip), but put a microSD card in it with music and use them as MP3 players. I have an old one that had a docking stand (unusable for any other phone), so I use it as a desk clock.
I'll try to google. They're nice phones but low on space I assume so really not good for much. They were the iphone of their day though lol have all the original accessories, stands, chargers; you name it.
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Old 02-20-2019, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Those devices make very nice, fancy paperweights that light up. Not a whole lot of usage for most folks today.
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Old 02-20-2019, 08:56 PM
 
Location: ohio
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I had a Blackberry Curve I bought off ebay in 2013, just for kicks really. As a phone it functioned, otherwise the thing was almost unusable, very few apps in the store, and most internet sites just crashed or failed to load. And it was always put up as the best of that era of smartphones.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Throw 'em in the trash, hoarder.
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