Creative Uses of Your Old Cell or Tablet

Re-Use your old cell

Stop! Don't throw out that old cell you have kicking around, there are some creative ways to re-use it.


  • Alarm Clock - Use your old cell for the only purpose to be an alarm. 
  • Kids - Let younger kids play apps and games while sitting at Dr's appointments.
  • 911 only cell- Keep it charged and in your glove box or kitchen of your home for emergencies. 911 calls do not need the cell phone to be activated
  • Donate it to your closest women's shelter. A woman in need could really use the added protection of having a cell.
  • Use it as a flash drive iPhone users Android Users
  • Use it as a GPS system, leave it in the dash and charged for moments when you get lost.
  • Turn it into a universal remote. 
  • Toy for a toddler who wants to be just like their parents. Kids love playing with cell phones.
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  • Kitchen Helper - Cooking timer, recipe apps, cooking video and recipes at hand.

We all have at least one device sitting in a drawer somewhere that we can bring back to life using one of these methods.

What do you do with your old cells or tablets?

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