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Black Friday 2020 Smartphones

Posted on November 24, 2020
The biggest shopping season of the year is here, and everyone is looking for the best deals on gifts and purchases. One of the most significant shopping events of the year is Black Friday, where customers can find discounts on nearly anything. It's the perfect time to find Christmas gifts, buy that item you've been hoping goes on sale or treat yourself to a shopping spree.

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Google Pixel 5 — the Best Phone on the Market?
Posted on November 19, 2020
According to Forbes, 77% of people want to learn how to live more sustainably, yet many don’t know where to start. Recycling more? Carpooling?
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ecoATM vs Apple Trade-Ins
Posted on November 17, 2020
When you're done with your old phone or tablet, don't throw it away. Instead, keep it out of landfills by reusing, donating or recycling it. Many retailers, including Apple, have trade-in programs that let you send them your old device in exchange for store credit. You can also turn your device in to an ecoATM, where you'll receive an instant cash payment. 
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Why Does My Phone Take So Long to Charge?
Posted on November 4, 2020
Compared to traditional devices, Samsung's Note phones are far larger and more productive, which places them somewhere in the middle of a smartphone and a small tablet. 
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Guide to Apple iPhone 12
Posted on August 6, 2020
About every other year, Apple graces us with a significant overhaul of its classic iPhone design. The newest iteration is the iPhone 12, and 2020 is slated to bring some impressive new elements and features with it.
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How to Video Chat From Your Phone
Posted on August 3, 2020
One of the many benefits offered by smartphones is their capability for video calls. Video comes closer than anything else to mimicking in-person interactions, allowing people to both see and hear each other.
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Samsung S20 vs Note 10
Posted on July 24, 2020
If you've spent any time looking for a new Android phone, you've certainly come across two of the flagship devices offered by Samsung.
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How to Delete Personal Data On Your Phone
Posted on June 12, 2020
Maybe you're selling your old device, or you don't like Big Brother having access to a bunch of your information. Maybe you've harnessed your inner Marie Kondo and just want to spark a little joy — and a little speed — back into your Apple or Android phone.
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ecoATM Articles

Google Pixel 5 — the Best Phone on the Market?
Posted on October 29, 2020
With the release of the recent Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL — and now the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 — Google has proven itself a top contender on the smartphone market. 
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ecoATM vs Phone Carrier Trade-In: Get the Most For Your Phone
Posted on October 22, 2020
When it's time to trade in your cell phone or electronic device, you have a few options.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra — Best Samsung Phone Ever?
Posted on October 20, 2020
Compared to traditional devices, Samsung's Note phones are far larger and more productive, 
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Fall 2020 Apple Event Recap: Here’s What You Missed
Posted on October 16, 2020
Every smartphone owner uses their device differently. Some people use theirs mainly for work purposes, like scheduling and contacting clients. 
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Updates You Need to Know About iOS 14
Posted on October 9, 2020
Whether you're avid Apple fan or simply looking to update your phone, the iOS 14 update is here and certain to impress.
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What to Expect From the iPhone 12
Posted on October 7, 2020
After releasing the iPhone XR and iPhone 11 in 2018 and 2019 — which went on to become the two most-shipped smartphones in the world last year — Apple is continuing its quest to release better, faster devices.
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Know When to Trade in Your Phone for a New One
Posted on September 30, 2020
Every smartphone owner uses their device differently. Some people use theirs mainly for work purposes, like scheduling and contacting clients. 
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Why Does My Phone Battery Die
Posted on September 23, 2020
No, it's not just you. Phone batteries, in general, begin waning around their two-year mark, draining faster and causing frustrations as you seek the next chance to charge during the day.
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iPhone Tips and Tricks 2020
Posted on September 16, 2020
Ever since the release of Apple's first iPhone in 2007, users haven't been able to get enough. The company has built up a loyal fanbase, who consistently praise the iPhone for its simplicity, speed and top-tier features.
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Why Your Phone Is Overheating and How to Fix It
Posted on August 25, 2020
Is your phone hot to the touch or displaying an overheating alert? Do you frequently ask yourself, "Why is my phone so hot when I use it?"
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Guide to Apple iPhone 12
Posted on August 6, 2020
About every other year, Apple graces us with a significant overhaul of its classic iPhone design. 
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How to Video Chat From Your Phone
Posted on August 3, 2020
One of the many benefits offered by smartphones is their capability for video calls.
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How to Delete Personal Data On Your Phone
Posted on June 12, 2020
Maybe you're selling your old device, or you don't like Big Brother having access to a bunch of your information. 
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How to Shorten Your In-Store Visit
Posted on May 28, 2020
Time are interesting right now for things we previously did without giving them a second thought – eating at our favorite restaurants, enjoying a day at the park, and, most essential, going to the store.
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Flip Phones Are Making a Comeback
Posted on May 22, 2020
The iconic snap of a Razr flip phone captured hearts in the 2000s, and Motorola released its nostalgic successor at the start of 2020. Joined by the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
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Eco-Friendly Ideas for Staying in This Memorial Day Weekend
Posted on May 14, 2020
American women and men put their lives on the line every day to serve and protect the land they love.
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The Ultimate Stay-at-Home Spring Cleaning Checklist
Posted on May 7, 2020
As winter ends and the weather starts to change, you might wonder when to start spring cleaning. The best time is now!
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Your Old Devices Can Help Others During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Posted on April 3, 2020
In a few short months, the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way society functions.
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Saving Phones From Land Waste
Posted on April 21, 2020
Most of us know the excitement that comes with getting a sleek, shiny brand-new phone.
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9 Ways to Celebrate Earth Month From Home
Posted on April 21, 2020
For the past 50 years, people across the U.S. have observed Earth Day on April 22.
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10 Benefits of Recycling Electronic Devices
Posted on April 7, 2020
You're about to get the newest iPhone or Android phone. What do you do with your old smartphone?
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How to E-Cycle the Right Way
Posted on April 7, 2020
With our culture going more digital, having multiple electronic devices is common for most people.
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How to E-Cycle the Right Way
Posted on April 3, 2020
Safe In-Store Shopping Tips During the COVID-19 Outbreak
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What You Need to Know About Samsung Galaxy S20
Posted on April 2, 2020
On February 11, 2020, Samsung hosted its regular event called Samsung Unpacked. There it unveiled its newest additions to the flagship Galaxy lineup of phones.
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What Can Be Made From Recycled Electronics?
Posted on April 2, 2020
With the latest and greatest advancements in tech getting updated every year now, electronics seem to have a shorter and shorter lifespan.
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What to Expect in 2020
Posted on April 2, 2020
2020 will be a big year for smartphones. Leading smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, Motorola, Apple and Microsoft will all be releasing new devices that promise to provide more value than ever before.
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Coronavirus Precautions ecoATM
Posted on March 16, 2020
To our valued customers, Here at ecoATM, we reflect on our value of protecting our planet, including those who live on it.
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Best Way to Sell Your Old Phone
Posted on March 9, 2020
Each year around the same time, phone manufacturers try to convince you to upgrade to their latest models.
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Press Releases & News

Revitalizing a post-quarantine planet
Posted on July 14, 2020 by PRNewswire
In just under 121 days, the environment has exhibited undeniable positive effects while the world locked down
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One Nation Under Smog
Posted on April 16, 2020 by PRNews
The effects of COVID-19 have put caring for the environment into focus for many Americans
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World’s first reverse cell phone store by ecoATM invites New Yorkers to trade in old handsets
Posted on March 6, 2020 by PRWeb
World’s first reverse cell phone store by ecoATM invites New Yorkers to trade in old handsets
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9 The Nonprofits and Companies Helping to Fight the Pandemic
Posted on March 6, 2020 by WIRED
These organizations are providing direct services, offering special grocery-shopping hours for seniors, and donating supplies.
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Tech pitches in to fight COVID-19 pandemic
Posted on May 5, 2020 by Computerworld
A growing number of tech companies and IT pros are working in a variety of ways to help fight the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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These 8 “Sustainable” Habits Aren’t as Green as You Might Think—Here’s How to Fix Them
Posted on April 22, 2020
Are your efforts to help the planet secretly hurting it? It might be time to rethink a few things.
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NYC Pop-Up Upcycles Old Smartphones To Address Global Women’s Education Crisis
Posted on April 11, 2020 by Forbes
Long lines outside a pop-up store in Manhattan might seem like a memory of yesteryear
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Coronavirus: Louisville organizations partner to manufacture 50K-plus masks
Posted on April 6, 2020 by Louisville Business First
Volunteers from three Louisville organizations have come together to form a new non-profit that’s manufacturing protective masks to fight the spread of COVID-19.
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ecoATM Gazelle Donating iPads to Sharp Healthcare San Diego
Posted on April 3, 2020 by NBC San Diego
EcoATM Gazelle is donating all their iPads from their warehouse in Kentucky to hospitals around the country, including Sharp Healthcare in San Diego.
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This Pop-Up in New York Is Buying Back Mobile Phones to Send to Afghan Girls
Posted on March 5, 2020 by ADWEEK
For International Women’s Day, ecoATM partners with Rumie to send digital classrooms to kids who can’t attend schools
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How It Works 
Recycling your old phones, MP3 players and tablets doesn’t have to be a hassle. We want to make ecoATM the most convenient way for you to leave a positive impact on the planet while also putting a little cash in your pocket.
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Turn Off Find My iPhone
The "Find My iPhone” feature on your Apple device serves a very helpful purpose when your iPhone is lost or stolen. However, it needs to be turned off in order for the kiosk to buy your phone. Turning the feature off takes only a few swipes of the finger.
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Helping The Environment
Electronic devices, such as computers, MP3 players, televisions and cell phones, have become everyday items that everyone demands, and often replaces regularly.  
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Going Green
Our personal electronics, such as our mobile phones, MP3 players, tablets and laptops, contain toxic and hazardous materials. These include arsenic, lead, and mercury, all very harmful to human and environmental health.
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