Everyone tends to upgrade the type of phone that they are using once they get that extra income or that job position that demands they act like a boss. When things around you elevate, you must also upgrade your status. Moreover, technology is growing day by day, and some smartphone software either become outdated or obsolete with time. Given that factor and the nature of human beings to upgrade with time, we find ourselves with several old phones in the drawer. At times the phones catch dust that we even wonder what to do with them. Today, if you walk in every ten households in the neighborhood, you’ll find that eight of them have an old phone that no one is using.
What many people don’t know is that you can actually sell & trade in your phone online, and make some good money out of it. Well, the money may not be too much for the obvious reasons of wear and tear, but at least that option sounds better than deserting the phones. Without much ado, here are the five things that you can do with an old cell phone:
Smartphones have an amazing alarm system that will work even if they are old. Moreover, these alarm systems are not only accurate but digital and reliable too. You can also adjust the volume and customize the tones so that you play what motivates you to wake up every morning.
2. Security Camera
If you are some tech-savvy, you can have that old phone spy on your bedroom or living room and have the feeds live streamed on your new phone. It will really help if the camera has high resolution and support colored pictures. You can also set a timer and have multiple images captured bat set intervals.
3. Kids Camera
If your kids show love for the art of photography, an old phone may be the perfect gift for them. It will be not only beneficial if they start with the most basic version of phones but also loss-free in any case they break the screen or lose the phone.
4. Gaming Gadget
Old phones can be the best gaming gadgets because you don’t have to worry about battery life. Moreover, it can help you save the charge of your new phone and hence improve its battery over time. However, if the phone’s software is outdated, you can sell & trade in your phone online and get money to buy another one with updated software. The money may not be enough, but at least you’ll have something to top up on.
5. E-book Storage
Lastly, you can convert your phone into a soft book library. It can really help, especially if you are travelling abroad or studying for exams because you’ll have all the materials in one place. Moreover, times are changing, and modern flats don’t come with bookshelves. Publishers are also selling more of soft copy books. If you aren’t someone who is accustomed to reading, you can also have your favorite playlist stored in there and turn that phone into an entertainment treasure. Moreover, outdated software doesn’t really affect the storage space.
There you have five different uses of an old cell phone. Remember, your old phone is an asset, and you should treat it as one. Either you utilize it or dispose it!