News Articles

Thursday, June 4, 2009

We're wasting millions overcharging our mobiles

Price comparison website moneysupermarket.com has calculated that Britons are wasting 85,000 tonnes of CO2 on overcharging their mobile phones every year; the equivalent of an electricity bill costing almost £40 million.

49% of mobile users under twenty admitting to overcharging their mobiles by an average of 7.3 hours every time; the national average is 13% of people overcharging by an average of eight hours. The company points out that the average phone only takes about 2-3 hours to charge up.

Their tips for saving money and prolonging battery life include:

  • only charging your mobile phone for a maximum of four hours
  • only charging your mobile when the battery is dead
  • buying an eco-charger that stops charging once the battery is full
  • buying an electronic timer plug that allows you to select the length of time you wish to charge

[Press release]

Print
Author: The Fonecast
1 Comments
Rate this article:
No rating

Categories: NewsNumber of views: 838

Tags:

1 comments on article "We're wasting millions overcharging our mobiles"

0
0

Brian Prows

6/5/2009 4:43 AM

Charging mobile phones with solar power is the logical answer, especially considering our mobile society. In fact, I believe Eton or another portable radio manufacturer has already released a model that can charge your cell phone via solar.

Two years ago, I proposed an ideal Android mobile phone charged by the sun and more feature-rich than any mobile device currently on the market. It was a dream, but dreams comes true.

The PDF is downloadable at:

mobilebeyond.net/wp-content/media/IdealAndroidMobileDevice.pdf

Leave a comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:
Add comment

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Follow thefonecast.com

Twitter @TheFonecast RSS podcast feed
Find us on Facebook Subscribe free via iTunes

Archive Calendar

«October 2017»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345

Archive

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement