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Tangoe Partners with ReCellular to Offer CommCare Mobile Recycling Program

Release date: 11/17/2008

Program offers clients secure, environmentally friendly mobile device refurbishing and socially responsible recylingORANGE, Conn., November 17, 2008 — Tangoe, Inc., a leading global provider of enterprise communications lifecycle management software and technology-enabled services, today announced the CommCare™ Mobile Recycling Program to offer clients a secure and environmentally friendly way of disposing and refurbishing obsolete or damaged mobile devices and accessories.The company partnered with ReCellular, Inc., the leader in wireless device recycling, to develop the recycling program, which accepts all device models in addition to accessories such as batteries, chargers, and hands-free devices. The program reconditions appropriate devices for re-sale into secondary markets and assigns a fair value, based on condition and market value; the program then periodically mails a check back to the organizations that have recently recycled devices of value. Adhering to a strict no-landfill policy, the program disposes of “no value” devices and accessories in an environmentally safe manner.

The program has been designed for participating organizations to dispose of unwanted devices while also ensuring that corporate and other personal confidential data remains secure. All devices are wiped of personal data—such as passwords, emails, contact information, and downloaded files—via a multi-point check before recycling, repair, or disposal. The program also guarantees that no data recovered from devices will ever be stored, disclosed, or sold for any reason.

“It has been estimated that approximately 130 million cell phones are replaced each year in the U.S. alone, generating about 65,000 tons of waste,” said Tangoe chief marketing officer Craig Gosselin. “The CommCare Mobile Recycling Program helps to stem these staggering statistics and is a winning proposition for everyone. Participating organizations are assured of the highest level of data protection while also generating cash to offset future mobile device purchases and expenses. Instead of ending up in a landfill or as a collection of corporate junk, devices are reconditioned and placed back in service or are disposed of responsibly. Put simply, this latest CommCare offering provides corporations with an end of lifecycle alternative that reduces waste, protects the environment, and generates cash for participating organizations.”

Using a pre-paid FedEx label, participating organizations can mail in their items to ReCellular’s Michigan processing and refurbishing plant. For large bulk requests exceeding 200 devices, the program can also arrange for a freight company to pick up shipments for delivery. For more information on the program, visit

About TangoeTangoe, Inc., a global leader in telecommunications lifecycle solutions, provides software and technology-enabled services that help global organizations to procure, manage, and control their fixed, mobile, and converged communications assets and their costs. Tangoe’s software and service solutions are built upon patented technologies that enable dramatic cost reductions and process efficiencies, which significantly contribute to organizational profitability. Global 2000 organizations worldwide depend on Tangoe solutions to more effectively manage their telecommunications processes. In 2007, Tangoe was named No. 149 on the Entrepreneur Hot 500 ranking of America’s fastest growing companies and was named the fifth fastest growing Connecticut technology company in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50. Tangoe has offices in Orange, Connecticut, Austin, Texas, and Hoboken, New Jersey. Tangoe provides solutions in the United States through direct and partner sales channels, and internationally through a global network of certified business partners.

Additional information about Tangoe, its CommCare services, patented technologies, and business partners can be found, or requested via e-mail at, or by calling (203) 859.9300.

Tangoe is a registered trademark and CommCare is a trademark of Tangoe, Inc.