Cellphones for Soldiers Gives Holiday Hope to Men and Women Serving Overseas

By: Dave Byknish Email
By: Dave Byknish Email

Cellphones for Soldiers is in its second year. It's a program that partners with nTelos to help soldiers overseas hear their family's voice during the holiday season.

Organizers of the program collect old phones, recycle all the expensive parts inside and then buy phone cards for our active men and women overseas.

Mike Minnis, the director of public relations at nTelos, said this is the time of year soldiers want to hear the voices of their families the most.

“It's hard enough to be away from your family and friends anytime of the year, but in particular the holidays,” said Minnis, “For us to be able to participate and provide and avenue for the community to support something like this has been just an overwhelmingly positive experience.”

All a person has to do is go to an nTelos dealer and drop his or her cell phone in a box. nTelos is only collecting the phones until the end of the month.

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