February 22, 2020
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U.S. Cellular offers tips on what to do with former wireless devices

Community Author: Kelly Cioe
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The latest phones, tablets, and wireless accessories are popular holiday gifts, but many may ask, “What do I do with my old mobile device?” While it may be tempting to trade them for cash, there are some benefits if you keep that old phone. If you have a Wi-Fi connection, your old smartphones and tablets have a variety of uses for everyone in the family.

E-Book Reader: Are you an avid reader and book enthusiast? A popular use for an old smartphone or tablet is as an e-reader. You can download the Amazon Kindle app or use Google Play to access millions of e-books and not get distracted from having the same device for reading as texts, calls, and social media.

Gaming System: There are various mobile games for all ages on iPhone and Android devices that don’t require an internet connection once they are downloaded.

Kids’ First Camera: While the newest smartphones always have an upgraded camera, that does not mean you can’t take high-quality pictures with an old device. You can give that old iPhone to your son or daughter to let them snap photos and have fun seeing what they capture.

Music Player: Do you love to listen to tunes as you clean the house or work? If you subscribe to a music-streaming service, set your old device up on a charging stand, put on wireless earbuds or connect your phone to a Bluetooth speaker – and dance away.

Video Chat Device: You can allow your kids to Facetime their grandparents with your old iPhone, while you keep a new phone free for other needs.

Trade-In: At U.S. Cellular, you can trade-in your old device and get up to $400 with the Trade-In Program. Visit a store and receive immediate value for your device where you can spend it on whatever you want, including using it toward a new phone, accessory, or to lower your bill. Plus, by participating, you’ll be doing something good for the environment.U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier is building a stronger network with the latest 5G technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.