I have a pile of used up phones. It isn't worth to sell them because you only get a few dollars at the most. I do know about phones for troops. Other than that nothing.
I wouldn't mind unlocking the Samsung slider phone, and being able to add a Straight talk card.
I'm sure If I checked I could find uses for the Lithium batteries, and have them power something.
I have a bunch of older Tracfones. Not worth much.
There is a place where you can "donate" the phones for active duty military. But the actual phones are not sent to the troops overseas - they are sold - and some funds go to "calling cards" provided to the troops overseas. And how much of the actual money collected by this group actually goes to the troops is a good question.
Tracfones without minutes or time are listed on CraigsList for $10 or less. Then you have to use gasoline delivering it. The buyer then has to go through the hassle of reactivating it when he can buy a new phone with starter minutes for as little as $10.
I save the prepaid recycling mailing envelopes that come packed in TF packages to send old phones in to recycle.
2. I don't think ST allows this.
3. Use extreme caution ; Litium batteries are much more energetic and use flamable materials compaired to dry cells.
Also have sold phones on Craigs List and it is not worth the aggravaton. The buyers don't know how tracfone works, don't do any research, ask irrelevant questions, and want the phone for about nothing. Do agree with the idea of meeting them somewhere away from your home.
I also never give out my address when selling anything.
I usually meet any buyers at police station parking lot. And it is interesting how many people decline sale after I state this. Although most people are honest, there are a few fruitcakes out there.
Some I have met while selling items - try to sell ME something. Weird.
There are more stories like this as well.
I sure wouldn't let anyone come to my home or go alone to meet someone who was selling something.
If anyone has an old CDMA Tracfone they don't want I'd be happy to take it off their hands and pay shipping