Once you’ve unwrapped your brand-new Android smartphone, you may have an extra mobile device you don’t need or want. You may be tempted to just discard it, but electronic waste (e-waste) has become a major cause for concern as technology plays a bigger and bigger role in our lives. This is why Vodacom has made it our mission to reduce e-waste in South Africa and beyond.
You too can play your part: if you don’t plan to hang onto a spare phone, here are a few suggestions about what you can do with an old Android smartphone.
If your old smartphone is still in working order, there are many creative ways you can put it to work. Here are a few ideas:
- Use it as bedside alarm clock. You can install a nifty clock app like Alarm Clock for Me – featuring a nightstand mode and weather information. If you’re likely to hit snooze and go back to sleep, try Puzzle Alarm Clock, which makes you solve a simple puzzle to deactivate the alarm.
- Turn it into a remote control. Turn your device into a WiFi or Bluetooth universal remote control for Windows PC, Mac and Linux using an app like Unified Remote...