Mobile phone service needn’t cost you an arm and a leg anymore, nor require a lengthy commitment. GIV Mobile offers a prepaid option that enables you to give back while staying connected. The GIV Mobile mission is to “create a community that is aware of and engages in national and world-wide problems that so many people have to face today” by donating a portion of proceeds from your monthly bill to worthy causes that help animals, the environment and humanity through educational, nutritional and wellness programs.
For under five bucks, you can bring your own unlocked phone over to GIV Mobile or pick from an assortment of devices starting at around $50. As of publication, GIV Mobile was offering a free Alcatel One Touch 991 Android smart phone, featuring a 4″ display and and 3.2 mgapixel camera, with the purchase of a two-month service and enrollment in auto-pay for your future monthly bills.
In addition to unlimited talk and text nationwide, 500 MB of 3G/4G high speed data is included in the $40 plan, and for an additional $10, you can increase your data to 2 GB.
Your plan also includes voice mail, call waiting, 3-way calling and SMS to wireless users globally at no additional charge. One cent per minute long distance calling is available internationally to more than 40 countries. Specific countries and carriers supported can be located on the GIV Mobile international rates page.
Pay it Forward
You can earmark 8 percent of your monthly payment to up to three charities of your choice from a list of 20 nonprofits vetted by GIV Mobile for transparency and efficiency. Among them are Dress for Success, Doctors without Borders, Feeding America, Storycorps, United Way Worldwide and Wounded Warrior Project.
Coverage was tested from Oregon to Ohio and along the east and west coasts. Although pretty consistent in most major metropolitan areas, service was intermittent on the outskirts of town and sometimes in cities when carriers like AT&T and Verizon phones were functional. According to the company’s website, there are several factors that could influence coverage interruptions including traffic volume, obstructions, outages, signal strength, weather and the signal strength of your device.
Getting GIV Mobile
You can learn more about GIV Mobile at the company’s website or by calling 855-448-6624.
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