Wireless carrier T-Mobile and mobile phone maker HTC have partnered this holiday season to help Give Kids The World (GKTW) in offering children with life-threatening illnesses and their families the possibility to spend time at the Give Kids The World Village.
The partnership provides users who purchase a new Windows Phone 8X by HTC with the possibility to make their acquisition count towards the goal, regardless of whether they buy the new smartphone online or in stores.
All those who get a new Windows Phone 8X by HTC from a T-Mobile authorized retailer from Friday, Nov. 23, through Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, will be able to have $1 of their purchase donated to GKTW.
The two companies aim at growing donations to as much as $75,000, so as to be able to grant wishes for a multitude of families.
Furthermore, users who will choose to participate will also be offered the possibility to track the growing wish online and via their mobile devices via gift.htc.com, the two explain in a press release.
“The holidays are about generosity; we celebrate by giving gifts to our family, our friends and extending our generosities to help people in need. There is no better way to share the holiday spirit than by helping to fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses,” said Mike Woodward, president of North America, HTC.
“Customers who purchase a Windows Phone 8X by HTC will help Give Kids The World to raise needed funds, showing the families supported by the organization that they care.”
Not only will users be able to join hands for a great cause, but they will also have the opportunity to enjoy the features and capabilities of a new, highly appealing Windows Phone 8 smartphone on T-Mobile’s network.
Packing an HD touchscreen display and a dual-core processor inside, the smartphone also comes with an 8-megapixel camera on the back, 16GB of internal memory, microSD memory card slot, and the like.
“This holiday season, T-Mobile is bringing amazing 4G experiences to customers with the introduction of the new Windows Phone 8X by HTC; by working with HTC to support Give Kids the World, we're also empowering our customers to help families around the world,” said Andrew Morrison, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA.
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC can be purchased on any T-Mobile Classic Plan for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card. Those who would like to buy it on a T-Mobile Value Plan will have to pay $149.99 for it after a $50 mail-in rebate card, and with 20 equal, interest-free monthly payments of $20 with T-Mobile's Equipment Installment Plan.