BetterWorld Wireless Launches Groundbreaking Mobile Service

BetterWorld Wireless BetaCost savings and an opportunity to help others move out of poverty. Special nonprofit offers available via TechSoup Global.

BetterWorld Wireless today launched its innovative Phone for PhoneTM mobile service, which provides digital access to people in need by donating a mobile device for every qualified new U.S. mobile customer.

Mobile devices allow people around the world to access information and opportunities that can empower them to create pathways out of poverty. BetterWorld Wireless, in collaboration with Sprint, is the first to apply the thriving buy-one-give-one business model popularized by brands like TOMS Shoes and Warby Parker to the U.S. mobile market. BetterWorld Wireless is a full-service national voice and data mobile provider, focused on meeting the needs of nonprofits and of socially conscious consumers who want to use their purchasing power for good.

For every new customer who joins BetterWorld Wireless, after three billing cycles, the company donates a free mobile device via its giving partners, which are nonprofits and programs that demonstrate exponential social impact through the use of mobile technology. The Phone for Phone mobile device donations can help generate economic and educational opportunities for women, girls, and others in underserved communities in the U.S. and around the world. Two initial giving partners that will receive donated devices are Black Girls Code, empowering girls of color to become builders of technological innovation, and Worldreader, eradicating illiteracy by delivering a library of e-books to youth in low-income countries.

“We want people to love their mobile company,” said Matthew Bauer, CEO and Co-Founder, BetterWorld Wireless. “To us, this means providing more than a fair price and high quality service—it’s about offering a service that connects with our customers’ personal values. BetterWorld Wireless helps people put their mobile where their heart is.”

Another way that BetterWorld Wireless breaks the mold is by introducing consumer-friendly, fair, and transparent usage-based pricing alongside traditional plans. With BetterWorld’s Just Plan, customers just pay for the minutes, messages, and megabytes they use, saving an average of 20 percent.

In addition to a wide array of affordable mobile plan options for individuals, families, and organizations, BetterWorld Wireless offers new and certified pre-owned smartphones, tablets, and hotspot devices. BetterWorld Wireless and Sprint will also help customers recycle their old phones.

“Sprint believes that doing good does work. Our support of BetterWorld Wireless and the social impact of Phone for Phone is the perfect example of these values at play,” explained Reggie Marable, Sprint Director of International Wholesale. “They are providing a valuable mobile experience for customers and for those in need. Sprint is proud to support BetterWorld as its network service provider, through the contribution of certified pre-owned smartphones, and by assisting with device recycling.”

Individuals, Families, and Even Nonprofits Can Buy One to Give One

Eligible U.S. nonprofit organizations can buy a phone to give a phone, while reducing their monthly mobile costs, leading to savings that can be used to advance their missions. For a one-time administrative fee of $10, eligible organizations receive an extra five percent discount on a plan of their choice. After the organization has been qualified on TechSoup.org, the nonprofit’s employees, volunteers, and even employees’ family members can access these substantial benefits, available exclusively through TechSoup.org. Thanks to a contribution from Sprint, BetterWorld has further sweetened the deal: the first 500 nonprofits to sign up with BetterWorld Wireless through TechSoup.org will receive a free certified pre-owned phone. For details, visit www.techsoup.org/betterworld-wireless.

To help nonprofits and causes thrive on mobile, BetterWorld Wireless and TechSoup Global are also offering content and training on how organizations can effectively use mobile to advance their missions, engage their communities, and advocate and fundraise for change.

“BetterWorld Wireless deeply understands the operational constraints of nonprofits and recognizes the value TechSoup Global can bring to improve access to affordable technology,” said Gayle Samuelson Carpentier, Chief Business Development Officer, TechSoup Global. “Half a million nonprofits around the world rely on TechSoup Global as a trusted resource for technology that supports their missions. Mobile is revolutionizing how nonprofits work. TechSoup Global wants to make it easy for these best practices and resources to spread, so that nonprofits can have a greater impact.”

BetterWorld Wireless Coverage and Plans

Whether customers buy a new or certified pre-owned device or bring theirs to the network, BetterWorld Wireless offers innovative plans right-sized to deliver value and fit consumer needs. Powered by the Nationwide Sprint Network[*], BetterWorld Wireless customers have access to broadband service reaching more than 278.5 million people in more than 14,000 cities across the U.S. Special pricing and offers for nonprofit organizations are available only at http://www.techsoup.org/betterworld-wireless and consumers can sign up at www.BetterWorldWireless.com.

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