The Refugee Claimants Support Center is after old mobile phones:
“Your old mobile phone could become a lifeline for an asylum seeker in Brisbane. Asylum seekers need to be able to be contacted by us and other people, such as lawyers and doctors. For those asylum seekers who have permission to work, being contactable by phone is a vital pre-requisite for getting a job.
The cheapest way to get a phone number for a person is to get a donated mobile phone. Using the prepaid card system, a person using a donated mobile phone can be contactable by phone for less than $10 per month. But we need the phones…
So, if you have upgraded to a new plan, please consider donating your old mobile phone (and recharger) to us to help make life for an asylum seeker a little easier.”