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Ubergizmo And Verizon Wireless Bring Eco-Action To Digital Summer 2010 In California

Guests are encouraged to bring used and old phones for recycling

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August 18, 2010

Heidi Flato
Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com
925-279-6545Erica M. Lee
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415-359-7322

WALNUT CREEK, CA — Verizon Wireless and Ubergizmo invite attendees to go ‘green’ and help curb domestic violence in the community at Digital Summer 2010.

Digital Summer 2010 will bring together the most international, professional and glamorous crowd in San Francisco to celebrate photography, fashion, art and technology. Guests attending the event on Wednesday, August 25, can donate their used wireless phones and accessories to the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® phone recycling program. To attend the event visit http://digitalsummer2010.eventbrite.com/.  

“Digital Summer 2010 is all about promoting women, art, technology and sustainability around the world, and we’re excited to partner with Verizon Wireless in this effort,” said Eliane Fiolet, co-founder of Ubergizmo. “We’re encouraging attendees to be eco-chic and bring old phones to be recycled and refurbished.”

Exclusive to and created by Verizon Wireless, HopeLine makes recycling old phones easy. Phones and accessories from any service provider can be dropped off at the company’s Communications Stores or returned by mail by using a postage-paid label. Phones are either refurbished for reuse or recycled in an environmentally sound way under a zero-landfill policy.

“We encourage Digital Summer participants to recycle their old cell phones, batteries and accessories through HopeLine,” said Kevin Zavaglia, Verizon Wireless region president. “This is a simple way to help those in need, while keeping old wireless equipment out of the waste stream.”

Every 5,000 phones that are recycled saves 11,000 kilowatt hours of energy – enough energy to power one U.S. household with electricity for a year.

For more information, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.  

About Ubergizmo.com
Launched in 2004, Ubergizmo is one of the fastest growing gadget blogs on the planet. We love gadgets, apps, and the technologies that power gadgets. We are geeks to the core and so are some of our millions of monthly unique visitors. But while we talk geek, we also talk electronics in a way that our grandparents can understand. We take everything into consideration from design, to user interface to practicality, pricing and competition. And we deliver live coverage at conferences like CES, CTIA, and GDC so our readers can feel like they are there with us. If it’s cool, we are covering it. And our hard work is paying off. We have been nominees at the Bloggies and Webbies and voted in the top 100 blogs for PC Magazine and the Hot Site on USA Today. But most importantly we are reaching out to electronics lovers around the world. Currently Ubergizmo is distributed in 6 languages and read in 212 countries. So check us out at www.ubergizmo.com.

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