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T-Mobile to donate 40,000 chargers to hospitals nationwide

Posted at 10:21 AM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 13:21:01-04

With thousands of people in hospitals and frontline responders being asked to work more hours, there's a growing need to continue to charge phones and tablets.

On Wednesday, T-Mobile announced that it was teaming with iHeartMedia, and even Verizon and AT&T, to donate 40,000 phone chargers to hospitals across the country.

“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 in a press release. “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.”

According to a press release, T-Mobile has "already supplied 20,000 chargers to hospitals in Seattle, New York City, Los Angeles, New Orleans and San Diego."