BELLEVUE, Wash. — April 29, 2020 — All across the country, COVID-19 patients are isolated in hospitals for treatment. Since the beginning of the pandemic, hospitals across the country have treated tens of thousands of people. And sometimes, those people came unprepared for a lengthy stay, so they don’t have the essentials … like a phone charger. And a phone charger has never been more essential. Today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) is doing something about that, teaming up with iHeartMedia — and even Verizon and AT&T in a show of solidarity — to donate nearly 40,000 phone chargers to hospitals nationwide so that isolated patients can stay connected to loved ones (and be reached by loved ones) at a time when they need it the most.
“In these trying times, there’s never been a more critical time to stay connected with loved ones — especially if your loved one is in the hospital,” said Janice V. Kapner, EVP and Chief Communications Officer at T-Mobile. “So we jumped at the chance to help with iHeartMedia’s efforts to ensure every hospital has a stash of phone chargers at the ready to keep people connected. Because that’s what we do at T-Mobile and throughout this pandemic, that’s where we’re focused — on keeping everyone connected.”
Patients are relying on their mobile phones more than ever right now — when in the hospital, it’s their connection to friends and family via phone calls, video chats, texts and social media. And, because they’re kept isolated from their friends and family, their smartphones may be the only way to hear and see their loved ones for days, and sometimes weeks. The last thing patients need to be worried about is whether they’ve got a charged phone, so T-Mobile is stepping up to make sure they won’t have to think twice about that. The Un-carrier has already supplied 20,000 chargers to hospitals in Seattle, New York City, Los Angeles, New Orleans and San Diego, and will continue to fulfill requests from hospitals nationwide. As part of its Businesses Doing Good, an initiative highlighting businesses like T-Mobile that are serving the communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, iHeartMedia will promote the campaign across its platforms including broadcast radio, digital and on social media. If your hospital needs phone chargers, reach out to iHeartMedia at AnnaBattagliese@iheartmedia.com.
T-Mobile has been mobilizing response and relief efforts in every area of business to continue providing connectivity during these challenging times. For more information on the latest COVID-19 relief efforts happening at T-Mobile, head here.
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T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. For more information please visit: http://www.t-mobile.com.
iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 850 live broadcast stations in over 150 markets; digital radio via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; through its on-air influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio product, using data from its massive consumer base. Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.