GIV Mobile turns mobile users into philanthropists

GIV Mobile turns mobile users into philanthropists

PTel Mobile launched GIV Mobile, calling it the “first consumer conscious no-contract mobile service” that will be donating 8% of monthly “Unlimited Everything” plans to a non-profit charity of the customer’s choice.

GIV Mobile is a virtual operator (MVNO) relying on T-Mobile’s 4G network to provide users with two easy-to-grasp plans:

  • $40/month Unlimited Everything – which includes 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 – that extends fast 4G/3G mobile data allowance to 2GB.

After choosing the plan, customers can 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, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • 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, National Alliance to End Homelessness, Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Public Benefit: American Endowment Foundation, Carnegie Institution for Science, Mercy Housing, Taproot Foundation, United Way Worldwide

In addition, on a bi-annual basis, GIV Mobile will have a period of open submissions during which members can nominate new organizations for inclusion…

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