62% of Americans Hoarding Old Cellphones

If you have a collection of outdated cellphones hanging around the house, you’re in good company. About 62% of U.S. households have at least one mobile phone not in use, which is the equivalent of creating a phone path that stretches from San Francisco to the North Pole and back, a new study suggests.

A report from mobile security platform Lookout reveals consumers are holding on to old cellphones largely because they don’t know what to do with them. Reasons for latching on include not knowing how to dispose (27%), being concerned about personal data getting out (13%), not having erased data (17%) and still wanting to access information and apps (6%).



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