There is a website called Mazuma Mobile, you can send in your old mobile phone, and they will pay you depending on how old your phone is, all you have to do is register your phone details, wait for the shipping package to arrive, place your phone in, and the cheque will come later in the mail, its used in Australia where i come from, and i think they have it in America, but i dont know about other countries :)
There are some special recycling plants that deal with e-waste - many components in phones are hard-to-find, non-renewable resources that can be hazardous to the environment. There are different organizations that deal with this sort of thing all over the US. If you live in the US, this site will allow you to sell/recycle your phone and benefit a charity at the same time. ;)
Where I live, the animal shelters collect them to raise funds for supplies, food, etc. You won't make any money, it's a donation but if you like animals and don't have time to volunteer, it's a way to help them.
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Give to local shelters or charity. They will refurbish the phone and give to battered women or children to use when they are in danger. Or they will give to seniors for them to contact someone in an emergency. A lot of seniors don't have home phone because they can't afford it.
You can turn it in to the vendor that you got it from. AT&T collects them for soldiers. They refurbish them and send them overseas with prepaid time on them. Even broken ones are used for parts. If it's working you can also donate to local women's shelters. They use them so battered women have a way of calling 911.
I would suggest something like ebay, amazon, or craigslist you will get more for it. if you try to sell it to one of those websites that say they pay for old phones, ha. Visit one of those sites and see how much they offer you. They offered me $9 for my phone. I laughed and sold it on an auction for $40.
For security and environmental reasons, you should recycle your old phones at your local recycling center. I work for a recycling company and we take them for free, alot of places do too. We send them to a local company that deals with destroying electronics, and they recycle everything. only 2% of the cell phone is not recycled.
I recommend using http://www.localDealr.com, they are a new web startup and I can personally say that they are the best at helping people sell stuff online or locally. You can also setup a storefront to display everything you sell. It is a great experience and I highly recommend them if you want to sell stuff.