• Posted:Monday, August 10, 2009
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Have phone, will travel
If you're about to head to your local travel agency to fork out some hard-earned cash for that backpacking holiday of a lifetime, please stop in your tracks. I've got some great news that will help you now and forever in your journeyman ambitions. Travel reward company Airmiles has only gone and launched a mobile phone recycling scheme that offers miles in return for old phones, meaning you can save cash for other essentials like food when you get to your destination.

According to myfinances.co.uk, whether the phone is in perfect working order or a complete state of disrepair is of no consequence to those at the firm and mobiles can be swapped for anything up to 750 miles. Unfortunately for me, I don't have a phone that I can easily live without at the moment so I won't be able to take advantage until the thing breaks and I have to get a new one. Although, having said that, I could definitely do with an upgrade. Food for thought, anyway.

The Mileage Company, Airmiles's operator, is working with an e-waste recycling firm - ShP Limited - to provide us lucky backpackers with this deal. ShP will be giving the phones a new lease of life and reintroducing them into developing markets, although some of them will be stripped and sold for parts instead. But if you can't bear to get rid of your mobile just yet, Airmiles also offers other ways of collecting miles, including shopping on eBay and subscribing to a newspaper.ADNFCR-2435-ID-19304358-ADNFCR
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