OpDecision Announces Sponsorship with Cell Phones for Soldiers

Wireless Firm Brings Old Cell Phones Back to Life for U.S. Troops

Jan 18, 2010, 09:00 ET from OpDecision

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- OpDecision, the leader in corporate wireless expense management, has formed a sponsorship with Cell Phones for Soldiers. More than 150,000 troops are serving overseas and are away from their families. OpDecision and Cell Phones for Soldiers are calling on companies and individuals to support these brave men and women by donating used cell phones.  

"We are in the wireless business, and no one is more worthy of regular communication than our soldiers who serve overseas in harm's way," says Jay Milgrom, CEO of OpDecision. "That's why we have formed a sponsorship with Cell Phones for Soldiers, a worthy cause that lets our soldiers connect with loved ones back home."

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. Since then, the registered 501c3 nonprofit organization has raised almost $1 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas.

Approximately half of the phones are reconditioned and resold.  The proceeds from each donated phone are enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad.

"During the past few years, we have been amazed by the generosity of others. But, we have also seen the need to support our troops continue," says Brittany Bergquist, Cell Phones for Soldiers co-founder. "It is easy for Americans to make a small sacrifice of support by donating their unused cell phones and providing families with a much-needed connection to their loved ones overseas."  

OpDecision LLC is a leader in corporate wireless expense management.  Mid-size to Fortune 1000 companies enlist OpDecision to reduce their wireless expenses. The Southampton-PA based company helps businesses reduce wireless costs by up to 45 percent without changing their current carrier or contract.  OpDecision's management team of Jay Milgrom, CEO, Drew Polin, President, and Brad Singer, Executive VP of Sales bring more than 55 years of experience in the telecommunications and cellular industries. www.opdecision.com or call 800-910-8517.

SOURCE OpDecision