Monday, October 24, 2011

Our Thoughts and prayers are with you Turkey

Our thoughts are with all of those suffering in Van, Turkey. This was a intense blow to the country of Turkey but they are very strong people and they will overcome this yet as another obstacle that makes them even stronger. The country experienced similar but much more deadly Earthquake on October 17th, 1999, east of Istanbul killing 17,000 people. That quake also caused a deadly Tsunami in the Sea of Marmara. Flooding was so bad in the bay that water had reached the second floor of apartment buildings near shore and and caused millions of dollars in damage.

The country Turkey is a founding memmber of the United Nations and joined NATO in 1952. In Turkey there is no official state religion though the majority of the population is islamic. There are other religions in the area such as Catholics and Jewish citizens as well as because the Turkey's constitution offers the freedom to express your own religious beliefs.

The population as of 2010 was 73 million so it is a very dense population. The majority of the population (67%) are between the ages of 15-64 making it a rather young nation also. I am sorry for turning this into a history lesson but I just thought everyone should know a little about the people of Turkey, it is a beautiful and friendly country with tremendous citizens. Immediately following the Catastrophe in Japan last March The citizens of Turkey made huge efforts helping them with the clean-up and recovery effort and I am sure that is being reciprocated.

On behalf the staff here at Phones 4 Charity our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in Van, Turkey.  May this turnaround and recovery be swift and broad. We can be found on the web at To raise money for the charity of your choice all you have to do is reach out to phones 4 charity and we will assist you in organizing a phone drive. Thanks for tuning in, make it a great day.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The I-Phone 4S is Here...What do you think??

After a week or so of rumors about the new iPhone coming out Apple finally put the rumors to bed and officially announced the launch of the iPhone 4S. I know a lot of people were waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out but I think we will have to wait another year for that to come to fruition.

Let's take a look at the new model, the iPhone 4S vs. the iPhone4 there are quite a few differences on the inside while the exterior cosmetics remain pretty much unchanged.With the new iPhone the camera has been upgraded to 8 megapixels up from 5 megapixels on the iPhone 4. You can also get the iPhone with increased memory capacity up to 64GB whereas on the older model 32GB was the max. What I am excited about is the dual core 1GHz processor with dual core graphics.  I am eager to see how this new system works.

With close to a million phones being pre-ordered before they even hit the shelves today, and another 5-10 million to be sold world wide I cannot emphasize enough that we as a society need to make sure we continue to practice responsible recycling habits. Phones 4 Charity works to tap into the value of all unneeded phones to raise money for a number of charitable organizations worldwide.

While donating an individual phone we can work to make sure the proceeds go to the charity of your choice. Please go to the affiliate charities page on our website at, pick a charity and send us your unwanted phone. We will make sure that we send your charity the support on your behalf.

A lot of people have one or two old cell phones gathering dust in a drawer somewhere. What are you waiting for?? If you don't need them send them in and we can help you to make a difference. To start a larger scale phone drive to support a worthwhile cause please let us know and we would be glad to help. Have a great weekend!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Saying Goodbye to a Legend

Last week the world lost an incredible leader and quite possibly the most inspirational leader and CEO that the technology industry has ever witnessed. Of course I am talking about Steve Jobs, CEO and the former face of Apple, Inc. Some people have compared his contributions to the world of technology on par with the contributions Albert Einstein made to science, mathematics and physics.

Though Steve Jobs did not rewrite the laws of physics he did without any question change the way that the world views multi-media. From the creation of the first Macintosh PC to the creation of the i-phone and the i-pad. He has helped to make media content more accessible worldwide. The world is going to miss you Steve!!

As the world of technology changes ever so rapidly it is absolutely paramount that we encourage the responsible recycling of all electronic consumer goods. Phones 4 Charity works not only to keep these electronic consumer goods out of the landfills where they cause irreversible harm to the environment but to tap into the value of these discarded consumer goods in order to raise money for those that need it the most, both in the US and abroad.

 Phones 4 Charity works with the the American Red Cross, Give 2 The Troops, Feed The Children and Pink 4 Ever, Inc. to name a few. To Donate an individual phone or to start a phone drive visit us on the web at

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