December 14, 2012

Bay Area Companies Join Forces to Rescue Old Phones

Last week, Lookout’s Mobile Rescue Squad took to the streets in pursuit of old, unwanted mobile phones – and we came back with a pile of them! Why you ask?

Troops abroad aren’t always able to call home for free, so we teamed up with Cell Phones for Soldiers to help our troops overseas connect with their families during the holidays. We weren’t alone in our efforts.  Exciting Bay Area companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, Hot Studio, Square, AirBnB, Pandora, Kiva, EA, Jawbone, Github all contributed to the cause by donating their old, unused phones.

This collaborative effort resulted in the donation of hundreds of phones, equating to 11,580 minutes of free talk time for U.S. soldiers abroad.


Cell Phones for Soldiers’ founders Brittany and Robbie Bergquist wanted to personally thank the Bay Area companies who participated in the phone drive.

Do you have old phones lying around? It’s never to late to let your phones go. Hop on over to our phone hoarding page to learn how to donate.

One comment
  1. Lee says:

    Cherie, great post and an excellent idea to provide this kind of a service the men and women so far away in harm’s way. Thanks for posting this!

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