nTelos Joins Forces with Cell Phones For Soldiers
December 1, 2011
In honor of the veteran community and active-duty military serving overseas, nTelos Wireless announced today that it has partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers® for the holidays to support mobile phone collection efforts that benefit military personnel stationed around the world.
“We are passionate about contributing to causes that make a difference in the communities where we live and work, and our communities are the home for thousands of military men and women who are away from their families serving our country,” said Conrad Hunter, Chief Operating Officer of nTelos Wireless. “We want to do our part to ensure our military personnel serving overseas have the opportunity to hear their loved ones’ voices during their deployment and the Cell Phones for Soldiers program is a perfect opportunity for us since customers can donate their used cell phones conveniently in our stores.”
nTelos , the best value in wireless providing high-speed, dependable nationwide coverage and the best network satisfaction guarantee in the industry, is encouraging customers and the general public to bring used, unwanted cell phones and cell phone accessories to any retail store. Proceeds from the collection and recycling of donated cell phones will be used to purchase pre-paid calling cards for deployed troops. Military and their loved ones should request a FREE international 60-minute calling card from the Cell Phones For Soldiers website.
“We are so thankful for the generosity of nTelos Wireless for creating this opportunity for their customers,” said Brittany Bergquist, co-founded of Cell Phones for Soldiers. “Virginia is home to many service men and women and we hope to reach all deployed Virginia heroes with free calls home during the holidays.”
About Cell Phones For Soldiers, Inc.
Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. (CPFS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing deployed and returning troops cost-free methods to communicate with family while serving in the United States military. Based in Norwell, Mass., CPFS was founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old. From the recycling of used mobile phones and cash donations, the organization has raised more than $7 million, collected more than 8.3 million cell phones and provided troops overseas with more than 114 million minutes of free talk time. For more information visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com or find us on Facebook.
About nTelos Wireless
NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS) nTelos Wireless, headquartered in Waynesboro, VA, provides high-speed, dependable nationwide voice and data coverage that’s backed by the industry’s best satisfaction guarantee. With more than 60 retail locations and operations in Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland and North Carolina, nTelos proudly delivers the best value in wireless. Get additional information about NTELOS by visiting www.ntelos.com or find nTelos on Facebook and Twitter.