T-Mobile gives free unlimited 5G service to first responders2020-05-21 18:23 by Daniela
Tags: T-Mobile, 5G
On Thursday, T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert announced that the carrier is now offering free service to first responders.The company's "Connecting Heroes" program allows any public and non-profit state and local fire, police and EMS departments to get free unlimited talk, text and smartphone data "with the highest network priority" for 10 years.
The offer of free service was part of a set of promises the company made to help convince regulators to approve its merger with Sprint. And now, with that merger successfully completed, the newly expanded T-Mobile is making good on that promise.
Many first-responder agencies face funding crunches that result in other lifesaving equipment being purchased ahead of cellular service and devices. The coronavirus pandemic will likely add to budgetary stress. First responders usually have radio communications, but may need to make phone calls, take photos or access department smartphone apps – and may be prohibited from using their personal phones for work.
As a 'thank you' to everyone who's shifted the way they work and live during this pandemic, the Un-carrier is giving Sprint and T-Mobile postpaid customers a new iPhone SE on us or up to half off a flagship phone from another top brand starting tomorrow through Monday, May 25. Customers just trade in their existing eligible device, and they'll owe nothing but the sales tax on an iPhone SE — a new smartphone in a popular design — or get up to $500 off another new phone.
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