Parsippany, New Jersey
— Today, T-Mobile is providing cell phones with unlimited domestic
calling services and additional phone chargers
to all of the American Red Cross shelters in the state of New Jersey.
The phones will be used to establish “phone banks” within each shelter,
providing an increased ability to make calls to loved ones and
coordinate emergency plans with their families and friends.
has now also committed to make a $100,000 donation to the American Red
Cross storm relief efforts. The company will also match up to an
donated by customers to American Red Cross storm relief via text
message. T-Mobile customers have already donated more than $100,000 by
text message to the American Red Cross. The total potential impact of
T-Mobile and its customers’ donations is anticipated
to be more than $300,000.
this continued time of emergency for so many people, many of those who
are utilizing American Red Cross shelters may not have their phones with
them, or may
not have service,” said John Legere, Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile
USA. “We have made every effort to recover our network service in the
areas where each of these shelters are located, and T-Mobile is pleased
to be providing the American Red Cross with
cell phones and chargers that will be used in shelters throughout the
state of New Jersey.”
T-Mobile phones are pre-loaded with service that allows for unlimited
calling anywhere in the United States, and will remain operational as
long as there is a
need for them in New Jersey American Red Cross shelters to assist those
affected by the storm. T-Mobile is the only wireless carrier providing
phones for this type of use to American Red Cross shelters in New
impact of Superstorm Sandy was widespread and the road to recovery will
be long for many families,” said Neal Litvack, Chief Development
Officer at the American
Red Cross. “Through the generosity of its partners such as T-Mobile the
American Red Cross is responding with shelter, food and emotional
support, helping families and communities with their most critical needs
now, and as they begin to move toward recovery.
We’re grateful for T-Mobile’s dedication to the Red Cross mission and
their commitment to helping with the communications needs of so many in
addition to the phones and service provided to the American Red Cross
shelters in New Jersey, all T-Mobile retail stores in New Jersey that
are open and have power
are providing free charging and free domestic calling for anyone that
needs it to connect with loved ones and make emergency plans. For those
who need charging or free calling to make continued emergency plans, it
is best to call the nearest store ahead of
time to be sure that it is open and has power. A store locator can be
found on T-Mobile’s website at http://www.T-Mobile.com.
Additionally, in operational New Jersey stores, T-Mobile is providing
access to tablets and phones to use for email and data connectivity –
this service is available to customers and non-customers alike, and for
emergency purposes only.
a long history of operations within the state of New Jersey, almost
1,000 T-Mobile employees live and work in the state. T-Mobile has major
throughout the state, including a large operation in Parsippany, and
more than 200 retail and partner sales locations throughout the state.
Text Donations to the American Red Cross
T-Mobile customers in the United States can make donations via their mobile phone:
Text the keyword DONATE to 90999 to give $25
Text the keyword REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10
One hundred percent of any donation made via any T-Mobile phone using these text short codes is made directly to
the American Red Cross. Text messages are sent free of charge. Donations are charged to customers’ T-Mobile phone bill.