T-Mobile Prepaid
Motorola W233 Renew

Eco-Friendly MP3 Player Phone $30

What makes the T-Mobile Prepaid Motorola W233 Renew an Eco-friendly phone? It is made from recycled materials and is certified carbon neutral. Feature-wise, it’s a basic phone, though it does have an mp3 player.

Update: Discontinued

This phone is no longer offered. The information below is provided for reference.

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Green, Eco-Friendly Phone

w233 phone green-certified

While this open-face phone is green on the outside, its claim to fame is that it’s a “green” on the inside, and it is.

Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

The plastic housing of the T-Mobile Prepaid Motorola W233 Renew is made from recycled water bottles and can also be 100 percent recycled.

Ah, but you may ask, what about all the other environmental costs associated with this phone. These include manufacturing the phone, distributing it to its dealers and finally you, the user, operating the phone.

With Reduced Packaging

Motorola reduced some of these costs in creating the packaging. The reduced the size of the package and printed everything using recycled paper. And, of course, the ever-present mailing envelope form for recycling your previous phone is included. Still that doesn’t take care of all the costs, so Motorola got in touch with the Carbon Fund.

And Carbon Offset

Motorola offsets the additional environmental costs via investments in renewable energy resources and reforestation though the Carbon Fund. In fact, the W233 Renew was given the CarbonFree Product Certification after extensive testing.

MP3 Music Player

The Motorola W233 Renew is really a basic phone but it does have an MP3 music player, a really cool feature in a $30 prepaid phone! Now you can’t buy and download songs directly onto the phone, which is not such a bad thing. You have to upload the songs onto the phone directly or at least onto the microSD card.

Basic Features

Compact and Lightweight

The open-face T-Mobile Prepaid Motorola W233 Renew is a compact, lightweight phone, weighing under 3 ounces and measuring just 4.4 inches in length.

Small Screen

Admittedly the screen is fairly small at 128 x 128 pixels, so even though you do have a web browser, you don’t really want to use it much.

Good Sound Quality

Sound Quality is pretty good. Motorola has put in a noise reduction technology which it is calling Signal Boost. On other phones, they have something called Crystal Talk. I’m not sure whether it’s the same technology, but in any case it should help making calls by adjusting the volume to the level of the surrounding noise.

Excellent Battery Life

The 940 mAh battery gives an excellent talk time of up to nine hours and a standby time of over 18 days. This is only fitting for the most Eco-friendly phone.

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