If you're Robert Pettit, you call it art. Pettit, an Allston artist, is trying to add to his 1,000-phone pile for an installation:
... If you have some old phones you want to donate to my project my building is having open studios on the weekend of November 10. swing by and check out my work along with 40 other artists. The address is 119 Braintree in Allston, down the street from the Sports Depot. ...