AT&T Supports Seattle Schools Through New Purchase Program

Starting today, people who recycle or trade in their eligible device and purchase an ASUS PadFone XTM from AT&T will also provide support to Seattle students.

Running now through Sept. 11, customers in Seattle who recycle or trade in their eligible devices and purchase an ASUS PadFone XTM (Phone + Tablet In One) will not only experience this innovative device, but will also will generate an AT&T-funded $5 donation (up to $25,000 total), to DonorsChoose, a charity that supports projects initiated by public school teachers for classrooms in need.

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“Education and technology go hand-in-hand, as many teachers use technology to provide outstanding opportunities for learning in the classroom,” said Bob Bass, President, AT&T Washington. “We invite the people of Seattle to clean out their drawers and bring in their eligible old cell phones, purchase the ASUS PadFone X™ and support local education projects at the same time.”

“The opportunity to support local teachers has inspired donors, corporations and foundations to contribute $240 million to public schools across the country,” said Jason Yun, Partnership Manager at DonorsChoose in San Francisco, CA. “Our collaboration with AT&T in Seattle will give AT&T customers another easy way to support teachers’ projects and students.”

 

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 89 percent of mobile devices are not recycled at end-of-life. This program aims to decrease that number, while also supporting local teachers and students. In 2013, AT&T collected approximately 4.5 million cell phones for reuse and recycling, in addition to the recycling of 487,000 pounds of cell phone batteries and accessories.

 

Since its inception, DonorsChoose has raised more than $240 million and helped nearly 11.5 million students with more than 460,000 projects funded.

The ASUS PadFone X™ combines both the smartphone and ASUS PadFone Station™ into an innovative device with seamless transitions that lets you choose between two screen sizes to fit the task at hand. The ASUS PadFone X™ received a three star rating on AT&T’s Eco-Rating System. AT&T provides an eco-rating for all AT&T branded handset devices so customers can make informed choices about their products. To learn more about AT&T’s Eco-Rating system, go to www.att.com/ecospace.

 

Customers can find out more about this exciting new initiative and find store locations in the participating cities at att.com/seattleschools.

 

*See store representative for details.

Before trade-in or recycle, make sure to delete all personal & sensitive info. from device’s memory & SIM card. Certain conditions & restrictions apply. Participating locations only. Trade-ins: For qual. wireless devices only & value will be determined by device, make, model & condition. In AT&T-owned retail stores & at att.com will receive a Private Label AT&T Promotion Card (“Card”) issued by MetaBank™ or CenterState Bank of Florida NA, via a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Card may only be used toward purchases of AT&T products & svc in AT&T owned retail stores, at att.com, or to pay wireless bill. Card is not redeemable for cash & may not be used for withdrawal at cash-dispensing locations. Expiration date will be printed on front of card and will not be less than 90 days from receipt. Donation: Between 6/27/14 and 9/11/14, AT&T will donate $5 to DonorsChoose when customer trades in or recycles phone and also purchases on the same visit an ASUS PadFone X, up to a maximum of $25,000. Visit DonorsChoose.org to learn more about the way the donated funds will be used to help classrooms in need. Depending on your area, see att.com/seattleschools or att.com/pittsburghschools for more details.

 

About DonorsChoose

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Since 2000, the DonorsChoose.org community of 800,000 donors has channeled $105 million into classrooms in need and benefitted 6.2 million students. For more information on Donors Choose, please visit www.donorschoose.org.

 

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