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Cell Phones For Soldiers Envelopes Now Come In Amazon Boxes

Spotted One of These Envelopes in Your Amazon Orders?

If you've received an Amazon shipment in the last month, you may have noticed a couple of these Cell Phones For Soldiers envelopes inside the box. By putting your old cell phone in one of these "prepaid" envelopes, it then gets sent to Recellular, a company which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each donated phone. With this money, Cell Phones for Soldiers purchases prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops and marines stationed overseas, with hopes of getting more than 12 million minutes of cards this year.

AT&T has already jumped on board by donating more than $500,000 to CPFS and now offers cell phone recycling drop-off sites at 1,800 store locations. To participate, your phone can be in any condition and does not need to have batteries, just throw it in the bag and send it off. Considering the harmful impact discarded cell phones have on our environment, I'm happy that there's a program making cell phone recycling effortless. And even better that it's being backed by Amazon!

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MuffinGal MuffinGal 7 years
I got one. I am definately sending my old cell out this weekend!
ehadams ehadams 7 years
I used this when I bought a new phone and it was great. I love it that so many more companies are supporting cell phone recycling programs.
Tech Tech 7 years
Ok, here's what to do if you want to send more than one phone: Go to http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/shippingLabel_generic.html to print up a pre-paid printable label for your envelope. If your package weighs more than 3 lbs (about 8 phones), please call or email Cell Phones For Soldiers for an alternative shipping method... Although no USPS shipping labels are accepted. Minimize weight and save on postage by mailing cell phones only. Batteries, chargers and accessories are not required but are accepted. If you haven't received an envelope, but want to recycle your phone, just go to your local AT&T wireless store (U.S only) and drop off your phone.
Tech Tech 7 years
Ok, here's what to do if you want to send more than one phone: Go to http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/shippingLabel_generic.htmlto print up a pre-paid printable label for your envelope. If your package weighs more than 3 lbs (about 8 phones), please call or email Cell Phones For Soldiers for an alternative shipping method... Although no USPS shipping labels are accepted. Minimize weight and save on postage by mailing cell phones only. Batteries, chargers and accessories are not required but are accepted. If you haven't received an envelope, but want to recycle your phone, just go to your local AT&T wireless store (U.S only) and drop off your phone.
Tech Tech 7 years
Monoka, I was also wondering the same thing. I'll contact them and post the answer back in this post so everyone knows!
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
This is a great idea! I have two old ones at home and we have a bunch of old ones at work.
Monoka Monoka 7 years
i got it on my lastest order, just one question, can you send more than one cellphone in the bag??
Monoka Monoka 7 years
i got it on my lastest order, just one question, can you send more than one cellphone in the bag??
TeresaDG TeresaDG 7 years
I got one with my Amazon order yesterday. It's a great idea and takes the task of searching for a legitimate charity to donate them too.
ALSW ALSW 7 years
Is there any way to get one of these envelopes without buying something from Amazon? We have two used cell phone sitting at home that we're trying to figure out what to do with.
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