So we’ve learned that if you try to get smartphones donated by a phone company, they require you to buy data plans. That dog won’t hunt.
Especially since old smartphones equipped with wifi work great for what we want to do, which is take geo-tagged pictures and post them to treefight’s instagram account and add them to our visual database for monitoring. (Yes, old iPhones without wireless plans receive GPS signals. Does anybody know if Androids do?)
We would love to find 10 old smartphones that take decent-quality geo-tagged photos and can be loaded with instagram. Iphone 3G, 3Gs, 4, and 4s all work great. I’m not sure about Androids but I’m sure plenty of them can do this.
If you have one of these phones, please consider donating it or lending it to TreeFight! We need them desperately! Even if it has a broken screen. We can fix those.
If you donate a phone, you’ll be provided a receipt for a deduction on your income taxes. You decide on the value of your own phone.
If you can donate or lend us your old smartphone, please send us an email. Thanks!