T-Mobile is sweetening the deal for people who participate in the One Laptop Per Child Foundation’s Give One Get one program. Those who donate $399 will receive a laptop and one year of complimentary service T-Mobile HotSpot access.
ÃƒÆ’Ã‚¢Ãƒ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“T-Mobile believes in helping people stay connected to those who matter most in their lives. The Give One Get One program delivers on our unmistakable commitment to enhancing personal relationships,ÃƒÆ’Ã‚¢Ãƒ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚ said Joe Sims, vice president and general manager for Broadband Services, T-Mobile USA. ÃƒÆ’Ã‚¢Ãƒ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are excited and proud to partner with One Laptop per Child, and are hopeful that our contribution will not only encourage other people to participate, but also make a positive difference.ÃƒÆ’Ã‚¢Ãƒ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚
The Give One Get One campaign will run from Nov. 12 to Nov. 26, 2007. Half of the $399 donation will cover the cost of sending a laptop to a child in a developing nation.
T-Mobile’s HotSpot service normally costs $360 per year.