Have you hugged a tree today? Didn’t think so. But you can do the environment right by heading over to your local T-Mo brick and mortar and picking up the (previously announced) brand-new MOTO (W233) Renew for just $9.99 w/ two-year agreement.
This handset, “initially exclusive” to T-Mobile, features a plastic phone housing made out of recycled water bottles. The best part is, once you get sick of owning a cheap sub $10 handset, the entire phone body is recyclable! But wait, the green fun doesn’t stop there:
Through an alliance with Carbonfund.org™, Motorola offsets the carbon dioxide required to manufacture, distribute and operate the phone through investments in renewable energy sources and reforestation, making it the first carbon-neutral mobile phone.
To save time — and energy — the Renew delivers a superior battery life experience with up to nine hours of talk time. In addition, the phone packaging and included in-box materials are printed on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper. Also included in the box is a prepaid shipping envelope for customers to use to recycle their old device.
So you see, you can have your cake and eat it too! And if that wasn’t quite enough eco-friendly fluff, then you’re in for another little treat:
In addition to Renew, T-Mobile also offers customers the option to sign up for paperless billing. In 2008, T-Mobile partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees for customers who signed up for this option and, to date, has planted more than 500,000 trees.
The 3-ounce green candybar includes the following (among other riveting features like “Vibrating Alerts” and an “Alarm Clock”):
Feature Description Noise Reduction with Speaker Boost At a party, a concert, or just when the TV is a bit too loud, your phone knows to pump up the volume and can help tune out the noise around you so that you and your caller can hear each other better. Music player Play your favorite music wherever you are. Text messaging* The quick, quiet way to stay connected. Micro SD memory slot Add more memory for multimedia files, data, and more.