Straight Talk Wireless® Initiative To Donate Up To $1,000,000 To Make-A-Wish® for Third Consecutive Year - KHGI-TV/KWNB-TV/KHGI-CD-Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings

Straight Talk Wireless® Initiative To Donate Up To $1,000,000 To Make-A-Wish® for Third Consecutive Year

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Through the "Give A Minute, Help Make-A-Wish" Campaign, Straight Talk Will Donate $1 to Make-A-Wish for Every Demonstration Given at over 3,000 Walmart Stores Nationwide on Saturdays in September

PHOENIX and MIAMI, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success of the last two years, leading U.S. no-contract cell phone service provider Straight Talk Wireless® will again encourage consumers to give a minute of their time to help grant wishes for children in their local community with life-threatening illnesses as part of the "Give A Minute, Help Make-A-Wish®" program.

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"The ability to give consumers the opportunity to enrich their local community, is immeasurable," said F.J. Pollak, president and CEO of TracFone Wireless, Inc. "For a third year in a row, Straight Talk is honored to continue its support of Make-A-Wish and assist in making children's wishes come true."

Every Saturday in September between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning September 6th, Straight Talk Wireless® will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish for every customer who takes a minute to learn about Straight Talk at any one of over 3,000 participating Walmart stores nationwide. With the help of consumers, this program has raised over $2 million in the last two years to grant wishes for Make-A-Wish® kids with life-threatening illnesses.  The goal again this year is to raise $1 million in four Saturdays. 

"Once again, Straight Talk is leading the charge to help us grant incredible wishes that help children with life-threatening medical conditions," said David Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. "The overwhelming support of communities throughout the country has made this campaign such a success for the last two years. We are excited to see that level of engagement grow exponentially this year, helping us grant even more wishes."

Available exclusively at Walmart, Straight Talk offers the same phones, including the latest smartphones with 4G LTE+ nationwide coverage on one of America's largest and most dependable networks for half the cost1.  Plans include an affordable $45, 30-day option with unlimited2 talk, text and data which includes the first 3GB at high speed.

For more information on "Give A Minute, Help Make-A-Wish®", to find a participating Walmart or to donate a minute online, please visit www.straighttalkwish.com

About Straight Talk
Straight Talk is a service provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc., America's largest no-contract cell phone provider with over 25 million subscribers. TracFone Wireless is a subsidiary of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V. ("AMX") (BMV: AMX; NYSE: AMX; Nasdaq: AMOV; LATIBEX: XAMXL). AMX is the leading provider of telecommunication services in Latin America. For more information about Straight Talk Wireless®, go to StraightTalk.com.

About Make-A-Wish® 
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 240,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,000 in 2013 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org to learn more.

+ 4G/4G LTE networks are not available in all locations and require capable device and SIM card.  Actual availability, coverage, and speed may vary.  LTE is a trademark of ETSI.

1 "Half the Cost" is based on the savings of the two largest major carrier's online published prices for comparable individual contract plans and the Straight Talk Wireless 30 Days Unlimited** talk, text, data and 411 service plan, excluding the costs of the phones.  Plan features, coverage and limitations vary. A month equals 30 days. Source: Carriers' websites as of May 2014.

2 30 day Unlimited Plans include 3 GB of high speed data per 30 day cycle.  After 3 GB, your data speed will be reduced for the remainder of the 30 day cycle.  High speed data is restored once a new 30 day service plan is redeemed at the end of the 30 day plan cycle.  Other restrictions, terms and conditions of service apply.  Straight Talk reserves the right to terminate your service for unauthorized or abnormal usage.  Please refer always to the latest Terms and Conditions of Service at StraightTalk.com.  Month equals 30 days.

CONTACT:
Kristin Sommers
Weber Shandwick for Straight Talk Wireless®
ksommers@webershandwick.com

 

 

 

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