DALLAS, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Teen Choice 2011 mega-stars Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift were among more than 50 stars who wrote and autographed personal messages to U.S. military families with loved ones oversees. Along with the messages, MetroPCS Communications, Inc. donated $5,000 worth of international long distance calling cards to the USO's Military Family Care Package program, helping to connect families who are separated by deployments.
Celebrities who signed letters for the care packages included: Taylor Lautner, David Beckham & Sons, Ashton Kutcher, Jason Derulo, Emma Stone, Blake Lively, Ellen DeGeneres, Rupert Grint, Jason Bateman, Rachel Bilson, Joel McCale, Cat Deeley, Kaley Cuoco, Joe Jonas, Darren Criss, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell and more.
At Backstage Creations Celebrity Retreat Teen Choice 2011 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. favorites Nikki Reed, LL Cool J, Zoe Saldana, Mark Wahlberg, Malese Jow, One Republic, Taboo, apl.de.ap, David Henrie, Charice Pempengco, Grey Damon and Sean Kingston were some of the many who wrote and autographed personal messages to U.S. military families that stopped by the MetroPCS booth.
"We are grateful for the sacrifices that our military and their families make for our nation. It's an honor to work with the USO to help families stay connected even when they are physically separated on opposite sides of the world," said Tom Keys, president & COO, MetroPCS.
For more information about the USO and the Military Family Care Package program, visit www.uso.org.
During the event, MetroPCS also showcased the Huawei M835, its latest Android 2.2 smartphone that has access to more than 100,000 applications on the Android Market™, MP3 music player, social networking features and 3.2 megapixel camera that can also capture video. Available with MetroPCS' no annual contract, nationwide service plan at just $50/month for unlimited talk, text and Web access (all applicable taxes and regulatory fees included), the Huawei M835 delivers on style, features and affordability for teens and college students going back to school. To learn more, visit www.metropcs.com/shop/phonelist.aspx.
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About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. is a provider of no annual contract, unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers served. With Metro USA(SM), MetroPCS customers can use their service in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280 million people. As of June 30, 2011, MetroPCS had approximately 9.1 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com. MetroPCS related brands, product names, company names, trademarks, service marks, images, symbols, copyrighted material, and other intellectual property are the exclusive properties of MetroPCS Wireless, Inc. and its subsidiaries, parent companies, and affiliates. Copyright ©2011 MetroPCS Wireless, Inc. Other brands, product names, company names, trademark and service marks are the property of their respective owners.
About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families millions of times each year at thousands of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families, and the families of the fallen.
The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. We rely on the generosity of our volunteers and donors. In addition to individual donors and other corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by Worldwide Strategic Partners American Airlines, AT&T Inc., BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Gallery Furniture, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission and to learn more about the USO, please visit www.uso.org.
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