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What Can You Do With Too Many Expensive Cell Phones?
by Marie Kimberley Knight
TheSyndicatedNews columnist

Marie Knight is an Academy-Award winning composer and screenwriter whose credits include When Harry Met Sally, Star Wars, Monster's Ball and the 2008 short film video, Snowflake on the Tip of My Nose.

If you find yourself with four three-hundred dollar phones, and you have all the MP3 players and megapixel cameras you can handle, here are a few avenues of choice.

Keep one as your home phone line. It may be a good idea to keep a phone with your local area code, and listed in the local directory. At least you always remain a part of the white pages.

Keep one as a business line. A dedicated business line is invaluable. If you have a home-based or hobbyist line of work, keep a line used soley for business support. It will improve your business credit rating, image, and overall, add a more stable dimension to your service or profession. Always answer with the name of your business and register the phone in your company name.

Hold onto the PDA. Handheld organization can’t be beat! Always keep the little guy which contains the to do list, the camera, the full screen of iconized options and your whole rolodex. Never, ever throw this away. Even if it took you a little while to figure out where the phone was.

Switch to a company which allows linked phone service. Many companies such as AT & T, T-Mobile and Verizon offer linked line phone service which will enable you to have all the members of your household on a single bill, with or without joint phone usage allowances. For example, one can get each phone on a different phone number but with the bill and phone logs all in one place, or, one can get a single line of phone service with add on lines, all working with the same service.

Send to the Army.

Recycle it.

Put it up on E-bay or another service for the full price, and see if any one nice is interested in it.

Published: Aug 16,2008 15:44
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