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Thursday, June 4, 2009

We're wasting millions overcharging our mobiles

Price comparison website 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

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Author: The Fonecast
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1 comments on article "We're wasting millions overcharging our mobiles"

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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:

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