Last-minute mobile phone recycling could improve festive message

22/12/2011

Last Minute Mobile Phone Recycling Could Improve Festive Message

Consumers who use the three days remaining until Christmas to recycle a mobile phone and put the money received for it towards a new device could be in a great position to make a festive call to a loved one on December 25th.

New research by T-Mobile has revealed a large number of Britons will this year switch on their handset to call or text a special someone.

It suggested that turning to mobiles will be a more popular way to communicate on Christmas Day than social media, despite the technology "exploding" in 2011.

According to a survey carried out by the network, 62 per cent of people plan to make a call and 55 per cent will send a text message to wish others well.

"It's always interesting to see that when it comes to family time over the Christmas season, Brits are logging off and reverting back to more personal methods of spreading the festive cheer," a T-Mobile spokesperson stated.

Figures from IMRG this week showed £186.4 million is set to be spent online by Britons on Christmas Day – some of which will come via mobile sales.

Posted by Simon Thomas

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