OKLAHOMA – Verizon Wireless today announced the launch of its In Store Trade-In Program, allowing customers from any wireless carrier to get instant credit at participating Verizon Wireless stores in exchange for wireless devices they no longer use. The program is now available in Verizon Wireless company-owned stores and kiosks across Oklahoma.
“This is a great program, just in time for the holidays,” said Steven R. Smith, president of the South Central Region for Verizon Wireless. “Our line-up of devices includes a wide variety of gifts to choose from – from smartphones to tablets to accessories – and there are more to come before the holidays.” Customers can trade in their used device and receive a trade-in gift card instantly, to purchase a new smartphone, tablet or accessories. There is no waiting or sending in the old device. It is simple, secure and instant.
Verizon Wireless successfully piloted its In Store Trade-In Program over the summer. Customer feedback proved so positive that the company is aggressively expanding the program. This first phase of the national rollout introduces the Trade-In Program to all the Verizon Wireless stores in its South Area, which consists of six regions spanning 11 states, including Oklahoma.
To participate in the In Store Trade-In Program, customers can bring their used devices into any participating Verizon Wireless store for a quick in-person evaluation. Depending on the make, model and condition of their trade-in device, eligible participants can receive an instantly redeemable gift card of up to $300 for use toward any new in-store purchase or upgrade.
In Store Trade-In Program: Good for Customers and the Environment
More than 130 million phones are retired each year in the U.S. alone. Of these, only 10 percent are recycled, according to the EPA. The Verizon Wireless In Store Trade-In Program allows the company to increase customer loyalty and significantly reduce downstream e-waste. Individuals also can donate their no-longer-used cell phones to the long-running HopeLine®program, which collects devices and accessories to benefit victims of domestic violence. Since the October 2001 launch of the national cell phone recycling program, HopeLine from Verizon has collected more than 8 million phones, distributed more than 106,000 phones with free wireless service to victims of domestic violence, and awarded more than $10 million in cash grants to organizations working to prevent domestic violence. In addition, HopeLine from Verizon has properly disposed of more than 1.7 million no-longer-used wireless phones and kept more than 210 tons of electronic waste and batteries out of landfills.
For more information about the Verizon Wireless In Store Trade-In Program, stop by any Verizon Wireless store in the South Area (NC, SC, TN, GA, AL, FL, MS, AR, OK, TX, LA).
To learn more about HopeLine from Verizon, go to www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline. Visit http://aboutus.vzw.com/Green_Initiative/overview.html to read more about Verizon Wireless’ other green initiatives.
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