PHOENIX and MIAMI, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading U.S. no-contract cell phone service provider Straight Talk Wireless® donated over $1,000,000 to Make-A-Wish today as a result of the successful "Give A Minute, Help Make-A-Wish®" program. During the month of September, Straight Talk Wireless donated $1 to Make-A-Wish for every consumer who took a minute to learn about Straight Talk at over 3,000 Walmart stores nationwide. In-store participation by hundreds of thousands of consumers along with a social sharing effort made it possible to donate over $1,000,000 to Make-A-Wish to help grant wishes for children with life threatening medical conditions.
"Straight Talk is honored to continue its partnership with Make-A-Wish for the second year in a row," said F. J. Pollak, president and CEO of TracFone Wireless, Inc. "We are thrilled to provide an easy way for Walmart customers to learn about the money they can save with Straight Talk while helping grant wishes in their local community."
Straight Talk Wireless offers the Same Phones, the Same Networks, at Half the Cost*. Plans include a $45 per month option with Unlimited** talk, text and data and nationwide coverage on America's largest and most dependable networks.
"Once again, Straight Talk is helping us grant more life-changing wishes that help sick kids feel better and sometimes even get better," said David A. Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. "The tremendous response and participation in 'Give A Minute, Help Make-A-Wish' is truly a testament to the caring nature of people in communities throughout the country."
For the second consecutive year, Straight Talk set the donation goal of $1,000,000 to Make-A-Wish. Both 2012 and 2013 programs successfully surpassed the goal to help grant wishes of children across the country with life-threatening medical conditions.
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Straight Talk Wireless® is a leading no-contract cell phone service provider. Straight Talk Wireless offers customers the same phones, including the latest smartphones, the same networks, at half the cost. Straight Talk Wireless provides nationwide coverage on America's largest and most dependable networks, with no-contract plans including $45 per month for Unlimited** talk, text and data.
Straight Talk Wireless is a brand of TracFone Wireless, Inc., America's largest no-contract cellular service provider in the U.S. with 23 million users, and a subsidiary of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V. ("AMX") (BMV: AMX; NYSE: AMX; Nasdaq: AMOV; LATIBEX: XAMXL). America Movil is the world's largest no-contract cell phone company. For more information about Straight Talk Wireless®, go to straighttalk.com.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 226,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2012 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org to learn more.
*"Half the Cost" is based on the savings of the two largest major carrier's online published prices for individual contract plans and the Straight Talk Wireless 30 Days Unlimited** talk, text, data and 411 service plan, excluding the costs of the phones. Plan features, coverage and limitations vary. A month equals 30 days. Source: Carriers' websites as of May 2013.
** 30 day Unlimited Plans include 2.5 GB of high speed data per 30-day cycle. After 2.5 GB, your data speed will be reduced for the remainder of the 30-day cycle. High speed data is restored once a new 30-day service plan is redeemed at the end of the 30-day plan cycle. Other limitations, terms and conditions of service apply. Straight Talk reserves the right to terminate your service for unauthorized or abnormal usage. Please refer always to the latest Terms and conditions of Service at StraightTalk.com
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