If you have an old cell phone lying around in a drawer or a
glovebox, a regional telephone service provider has a great idea about what to do with
Virginia-based nTelos Wireless, which has several towers in Washington County and
widespread sales and service across West Virginia, is taking part in a national program
called Cell Phones for Soldiers. nTelos is collecting unused cell phones at
its retail stores to benefit U-S military personnel around the world.
nTelos CEO Conrad Hunter says it's the second year for the phone collection
campaign, designed to ease the burden of deployment for military members and
The used phones themselves are not
being re-used. Rather, funds
generated by recycling them are used to purchase international phone minutes
for deployed servicemen and loved ones.
You can drop off your gently used phones between now and December
31st at the nTelos retail store on Grand Central Avenue in Vienna. There's
also a drop-off location at the Barlow branch of the Washington County Public Library.
Military personnel and families can request a free international calling