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April 1st, 2009

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Reston, VA and Ocala, FL –Wirefly.com, the leading online authorized retailer of cell phones, wireless service plans and accessories, announced today that it will support the 911 Cell Phone Bank program by donating new and returned cell phones to their efforts. These donations will enable the 911 Cell Phone Bank to provide emergency cell phones, at no cost, to over 900 affiliated law enforcement agencies for redistribution to the elderly and to victim abuse shelters nationwide.

“In only four short years, the 911 Cell Phone Bank has distributed over 70,000 emergency cell phones to participating agencies across the country,” said James Mosieur, a director at the RMS Foundation, the nonprofit organization that operates the 911 Cell Phone Bank. “The support of Wirefly, a leading wireless retailer, is a huge boost to our program and those we serve.”

“Most consumers don’t realize that donated cell phones are reusable and can be used to dial a 911 call center even without a wireless service plan,” explained Brian Westrick, president, Consumer Wireless Division of Wirefly. “Our donated cell phones will be used as emergency lifelines for senior citizens living alone, who are especially vulnerable to accidents, as well as, victims of domestic violence by providing instant access to emergency services. We are proud to be able to support law enforcement and the 911 Cell Phone Bank.”

Wirefly’s first donation of devices has already been put into the hands of those in need by law enforcement agencies and shelters across the country.

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About Wirefly

Wirefly.com is America’s trusted source for cell phones, wireless service plans and wireless accessories. Owned and operated by Simplexity, Wirefly is the internet’s leading authorized dealer for every major cellular carrier in the U.S. Wirefly also offers discounts and services not available in retail wireless stores, including real-time online order status and tracking, and the lowest prices – online or anywhere else — on cell phone devices from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, LG, BlackBerry and many other cell phone handset manufacturers. Wirefly.com has been named Best of the Web by Forbes magazine as the “best all-around number portability portal” and “Best in Overall Customer Experience” by Keynote Performance Systems. For more information on Wirefly, its wireless products and its services, visit Wirefly.com.

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2 Responses to “Wirefly Donates Cell Phones to Law Enforcement, Victims, and Elderly”

  • Kim Smith-Salmon
    March 19, 2010

    Jean,
    We do offer a simple to use phone that can be used on a low cost plan. That phone is our AT&T Samsung A237 Red phone. And we offer a plan for as low as $39.99 a month for 450 minutes, as a nationwide plan with rollover minutes.

    If you are looking for something else,there is a phone out there that you can look at. We currently do not offer this phone, but you can research it at http://www.jitterbug.com. This is a simple phone, that does not require a phone plan/contract option.

    I hope that this helps to answer your question, but please let us know if there is anything else that we can do to be of assistance.
    -Kim

  • Jean H. Galit
    March 14, 2010

    I want a cell phone that only has the on/off capability and contacts, NOTHING else. I will use it only when I walk my dog or travel. Can you PLEASE help me find this senior citizen cell phone? I would LOVE it to be pink if possible – I am a cancer survivor. Hope to hear from you real soon on this. Thank you very much. jgalit@bellsouth.net

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