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Chicago – GIV Mobile is donating 8 percent of its monthly “Unlimited Everything” plans to a non-profit charity of the customer’s choice.
GIV Mobile, the no-contract mobile service, utilizes the 4G network of T-Mobile USA, allowing users to have connections from nearly anywhere in the U.S.
In the United States, nearly everybody has a cell phone. “Wireless communication is an essential part of everyday life and GIV Mobile allows members to effortlessly contribute to their favorite charities just by using their mobile phone,” said Omar Abhari, SVP Operations at GIV Mobile. “GIV Mobile collaborates with extraordinary charities to create a community engaged and dedicated to answering the call and giving back.”
With GIV Mobile, customers may choose from two affordable no-contract plans to use with a GIV Mobile phone or their own unlocked, GSM phone:
$40/month Unlimited Everything - talk, text, MMS, International text and web (first 250MB up to 4G/3G speeds) on all 4G enabled phones and smartphones.
$50/month Unlimited Everything - talk, text, MMS, International text and web (first 2GB up to 4G/3G speeds) on all 4G enabled phones and smartphones.
After choosing a plan, customers are able to select up to three charities from eight different categories that will receive a monthly donation. Charities include:
Animal Welfare: American Veterinary Medical Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, PetSmart Charities, WCS Wildlife Conservation Society
Arts, Culture & Humanity: The Academy of Natural Sciences, Archaeological Conservancy, Fractured Atlas, Little Kids Rock, StoryCorps
Education: Children's Scholarship Fund, Donors Choose, Kids in Need Foundation, Scholarship America
Environment: American Rivers, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, The Wilderness Society
Health: Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society, Commonweal, Patient Services Incorporated
International: Camfed USA, Doctors Without Borders, Direct Relief International, United States Fund for UNICEF
Human Services: American Red Cross, The Children's Aid Society, Dress for Success, Feeding America, Ronald McDonald House Charities
Public Benefit: American Endowment Foundation, Carnegie Institution for Science, Mercy Housing, Taproot Foundation, United Way Worldwide
On a bi-annual basis, GIV Mobile will have a period of open submissions during which members can nominate new organizations for inclusion. Then, members can vote to decide which new charity will be added to GIV Mobile’s service.
PTel Mobile (www.ptel.com) is the creator of GIV Mobile, which is said to be the first consumer conscious, no-contract service dedicated to giving 8 percent of a monthly Unlimited Everything Plan (starting at $40/month) to a customer’s charity of choice. For more information, visit www.givmobile.com.
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