Get Cash. Save the Environment. Trade-in or Donate Old Phones

Story by Debi Lewis

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Buying a wireless phone has become almost like buying a car – make, model, color, size and features are just a few of the things to consider. And once those decisions are made, the next question is what to do with the phone you are no longer using. 

With more than 90 percent of people over 18 in the United States owning a cell phone, and more than half of all adults with a smartphone, according to Pew Internet Research, there are a lot of phones ready to be upgraded or discarded. READ MORE….

Sneaking a Glance at Live Sports Action – Watch Games on NFL Mobile from Verizon

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Story by David Samberg

 With a smartphone in hand, you can watch your favorite sports teams compete live when you’re away from your TV set, or out at other activities. But, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should.

 Lisa Leach, who sings in a choir in Massachusetts, was reprimanded by her music director for watching a Red Sox playoff game last season during rehearsal. “I might have gotten away with it too if I hadn’t been caught hand-signaling the score to the tenor section.” READ MORE….

 

Back to School Fund Created at YMCA in Richmond, VA

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Story by Melanie Ortel

Families with school-age children will spend an average of $634 on back-to-school necessities this year, according to the National Retail Federation.

 To help ease the financial burden for families living in temporary shelter at the YWCA of Richmond, Verizon Wireless donated $5,000 to the non-profit to create a back-to-school shopping fund. The grant was made in honor of longtime HopeLine advocate and domestic violence survivor, Sgt. Carol Adams, who has served on the Richmond Police force for the past 16 years. HopeLine from Verizon collects no longer needed wireless devices from any service provider to recycle or refurbish. READ MORE….