Verizon (News - Alert) Wireless encourages mobile users to make a difference this Earth Day – Tuesday, April 22 - by “going green” with some simple tips that will help conserve the earth’s resources.
The company suggests that mobile phone users sign up for the Green Bill, which gives customers a useful way to access, organize and analyze their account information, while at the same time, saving paper by eliminating the monthly bill in their mailbox. To sign up, visit www.verizon wireless.com/my account.
Recycle a no-longer-used wireless phone by stopping by a Verizon Wireless Communications Store and giving it to the company’s HopeLine phone recycling program. The phones will be disposed of properly or refurbished for resale and reuse, with proceeds going to victims of domestic violence.
Wireless users should unplug their charger when it’s not in use, the company says. Use a power strip for your wireless phone or PDA chargers, then make sure to switch it off when everything has been charged, so it doesn’t use “phantom energy.”
Download or preload directions in Verizon Navigator to save fuel when traveling. If you’re not sure how to get where you are going, use Navigator to find the most direct route to your destination and also save on fuel costs. If you need to fill up on the way, use FuelFinder, on Mobile Web, to find the least expensive gas for your car.
Another tip is to work from home or anywhere with BroadbandAccess. Use Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess service to create a mobile office anywhere, including your home and save on gas and other commuting costs.
Eve Sullivan is a TMCnet contributing editor.