Thursday, 2 April 2009

ReCellular to supply refurbished phones to Page Plus – USA

ReCellular, a leading cell phone recycling firm, has signed a deal with Page Plus, a leading US-based MVNO operating on the Verizon Wireless network, under which ReCellular will provide around 500,000 refurbished phones to Page Plus in 2009. Page Plus customers will be able to purchase like-new handsets and save on an average USD 150, as compared to a new phone.

On an average, ReCellular collects 25,000 handsets each working day and expects to accumulate over 6 million phones in 2009. Out of the total, approximately half of the handsets are processed, commercially renewed, reprogrammed and then packaged for reuse by companies, such as Page Plus.

Commenting on the deal, Chuck Newman, Chief Executive Officer of ReCellular, said: “In these challenging times, everyone is looking to get the most value for their dollar. With Page Plus, we are able to save wireless customers a phenomenal amount of money while providing a user experience identical to buying a new phone. Buying a refurbished phone is a rare opportunity to save money, protect the environment, and receive an excellent product. We are proud to work with Page Plus to develop a successful, sustainable model for the wireless industry."