Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
02/04/09 08:11 PM
T-Mobile Releases the Motorola W233 Renew Phone

T-Mobile USA and Motorola today announced the retail availability of the MOTO W233 Renew, the ideal mobile phone for eco-conscious consumers. A first of its kind, and initially exclusive to only T-Mobile customers, the plastic phone housing for the Renew is comprised of recycled water bottles and is entirely recyclable. Here is more info on this eco-friendly phone:

The Renew, available for $9.99 with a two-year service agreement, is an affordable option for T-Mobile customers committed to making a difference and reducing their carbon footprint. Through an alliance with, Motorola offsets the carbon dioxide required to manufacture, distribute and operate the phone through investments in renewable energy sources and reforestation, making it the first carbon-neutral mobile phone.

To save time ? and energy ? the Renew delivers a superior battery life experience with up to nine hours of talk time. In addition, the phone packaging and included in-box materials are printed on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper. Also included in the box is a prepaid shipping envelope for customers to use to recycle their old device.

The Motorola Renew features:
Noise Reduction with Speaker Boost
Music player
Text messaging
Micro SD memory slot
MegaTones, Wallpaper, HiFi Ringers, & Games
Picture messaging
Easy text input
myFaves capable
Phone book
Speaker phone
Speed dial
Vibrating alert
Alarm clock

Basic specs:

Size: 4.4 x 0.6 x 1.8 inches
Weight: 3.0 ounces
Included battery: placeholder
Talk time: up to 9 hours
Standby time: up to 18.75 days
Band (frequency): 850 MHz;1900 MHz

The MOTO W233 Renew is available today at select T-Mobile retail stores and online at


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