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DRF Kicks-Off Webinar Series With Data Sanitization Discussion

Importance of Ensuring Proper & Complete Data Erasure in the Renewal Process Reviewed Who:  The Device Renewal Forum (DRF) serves as the global voice for the mobile device renewability industry, providing the market with a “gold standard” for renewing, testing and certifying refurbished mobile devices.  For the first webinar of a series, DRF’s Asif Hamidullah Certification Group Director, will serve as moderator with Brandon Traffanstedt, National Product Manager at Blancco Mobile and Brad Treese, Director, Business Development...

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Device Renewal Forum Congratulates eRecyclingCorps for Industry Record for Mobile Device Trade-ins

Collects More Than 1 Million Mobile Devices In May Costa Mesa, Calif. — July 16, 2013 — The Device Renewal Forum (DRF) today congratulated founding member eRecyclingCorps on the company’s achievement of an industry-record 1 million mobile devices collected via its retail trade-in programs during May 2013. The milestone is a 270 percent increase over May 2012 collections and is the latest example of how DRF members are leading the drive to increase global refurbishment rates. Through its incentivized device trade-in program,...

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eRecyclingCorps Surpasses One Million Wireless Device Trade-ins in One Month

Customized retail programs propel incentivized device trade-in leader to new world record in May 2013 IRVING, Texas – June 24, 2013 – eRecyclingCorps (eRC), the world’s leading provider of carrier-grade wireless device trade-in and reuse, today announced that it completed more than 1.1 million secure wireless device trade-ins in May 2013, setting a new industry record for device collections in a single month. This record highlights eRC’s market leadership and is a direct result of eRC’s focus on working with carriers to co-develop...

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Teleplan Named the Exclusive After-Market Service Provider for Toshiba

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS– Apr 18, 2013 - Toshiba, a leading Japanese engineering and electronics conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo, has selected Teleplan to provide end-to-end after-market services to their Storage Products Business Unit. With this agreement, Toshiba is further enhancing its trusted business relationship with Teleplan who has been a strategic partner of Toshiba’s for more than ten years. “Our extensive knowledge and expertise with Hard Disk Drives and end-to-end after-market services will primarily...

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ecoATM Recycles More Than One Million Electronic Devices

Kiosks offer immediate cash incentive for responsibly recycling eWaste SAN DIEGO, APRIL 17, 2013 - ecoATM, the company that allows consumers to recycle used mobile phones, tablets, and MP3 players for immediate cash, announced today that it has recycled more than one-million devices. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recycling one million devices has the environmental impact of removing 1,981 average US houses off the grid for a year in terms of energy saved, and 152 cars off the road for a year in terms of greenhouse...

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T-Mobile USA Joins Device Renewal Forum

Blancco, ecoATM, ERS International and FutureDial Also Among New DRF Members Creating a “Gold Standard” for Refurbished Smartphones, Feature Phones and Tablets Costa Mesa, Calif. — April 8, 2013 — The Device Renewal Forum (DRF) today announced that T-Mobile USA has joined the organization, which has created a global, industry-standard framework for refurbished mobile devices. The DRF’s goal is to provide the best practices, auditing safeguards and certification marks necessary to increase global refurbishment rates far beyond...

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Device Renewal Forum Launches World’s First Standard for Renewing and Accepting Recycled Mobile Devices

New Global Standard Provides Foundation for Certifying Only High-Quality Renewed Smartphones, Feature Phones and Tablets Reenter the Marketplace Barcelona, Spain – Mobile World Congress — Feb. 25, 2013 — The Device Renewal Forum (DRF) today announced the publication of a global standard for renewing and accepting smartphones, feature phones and tablets that have been refurbished. Known as the ‘DRF Device Renewal and Acceptance Criteria,’ this technology-agnostic standard is the basis for certifying that renewed mobile devices meet...

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Teleplan and Nexlink Communications Join Device Renewal Forum as Founding Members

Nine Companies Lead a New Ecosystem Giving Operators, Device Vendors and End Users a “Gold Standard” for Refurbished Smartphones, Feature Phones and Tablets COSTA MESA, CALIF. — July 23, 2012 — Teleplan International and Nexlink Communications today became the newest founding members of the Device Renewal Forum (DRF), which is creating a global, industry-standard framework for refurbished mobile devices. The DRF’s goal is to provide the best practices, auditing safeguards and certification marks necessary to grow the market...

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Mobile Industry Leaders Create Certification Mark for Renewed Devices

Mark will identify renewed wireless devices that meet Device Renewal Forum’s “gold standard” NEW ORLEANS, USA — May 9, 2012 — The Device Renewal Forum (DRF) today announced during the International CTIA Wireless® 2012 conference a new Certification Mark to identify renewed devices that comply with its stringent standards and acceptance criteria. The DRF was created to expand the use of renewed devices by building awareness and establishing a technology-agnostic “gold standard” for refurbishing, testing and certifying...

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Device Renewal Forum Addresses Stolen Phones Entering Device Renewal Supply Chain

Forum planning to incorporate industry approaches into renewal certification process NEW ORLEANS, USA — May 9, 2012 — The Device Renewal Forum (DRF) today announced that it will address the issue of wireless device theft as it relates to the device renewal marketplace. Specifically, the group will take steps to prevent stolen smartphones from entering the device renewal supply chain and be sold into other markets. DRF will leverage many of the wireless industry’s anti-theft efforts in its certification process to prohibit phones...

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