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Celebrate the Fourth of July with Cell Phones for Soldiers

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Trade in an old cell phone, help a soldier this 4th of July with Cell Phones for Soldiers

Happy 4th of July everyone and just a quick article once again to call your attention to a great program that partners with AT&T that can help members of the military and our environment.

Any wireless customer (it doesn't matter which carrier) can bring in an old or used cell phone or tablet to their local AT&T-owned store and get the value of a qualifying device donated directly to Cell Phones for Soldiers. This is a non-profit organization that gives troops at home and overseas a great method to communicate with their families.

Cell Phones for Soliders was founded by the brother/sister duo of Rob and Brittany Bergquist when they were just 12 and 13 years old.

Donors making cash contributions and funds raised by the recycling of used cell phones aid our troops all over the world.

Some unreal stats provided by Cell Phones for Soldiers:

Since 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers has provided troops with more than 204 million minutes of free talk time and distributed more than 2.9 million international calling cards.

Since 2004, more than 11 million cell phones have been recycled, reducing the impact on landfills.

And it doesn't take much to make a difference.

Just a $5 donation gives 2.5 hours of talk time and a $100.00 donation gives 50 hours or 3,000 minutes of talk time to our troops.

AT&T provides the steps on how you do it:

1) Wipe the personal data from the device, following the steps at and restore the device to factory settings.

2) Bring in old devices in to any AT&T-owned store. We’ll calculate the trade-in value based on make, model and condition.

3) Choose to donate to AT&T’s supported Cell Phones for Soldiers organization.

AT&T handles the rest and sends the used devices in to get recycled.

Get all the information and read about this great organization called Cell Phones for Soldiers at

Happy Fourth of July to all and especially our troops.

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