Most cell phones last for about 18 months. Each year over 130 million phones are ready for the garbage & only 1% of those are recycled! They phones contain so much lead that they are considered hazardous waste. So take a second & recycle them. Here are 2 websites you can use: cellphonesforsoldiers.com or wirelessrecycling.com. Also many electronic stores take have recycling bins for phones (I just brought two back to Best Buy & I think Radio Shack takes them also.) Cheers!