AT&T Supports Seattle Schools Through New Purchase Program
Recycle or Trade in an Eligible Device and Purchase an ASUS PadFone XTM, and
$5 Will Be Donated To Seattle Schools
SEATTLE, June 30, 2014
SEATTLE, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers who recycle or trade in their
eligible device and purchase an ASUS PadFone X^TM 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 X^TM 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.
"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
For those trade-in phones that still have value, customers will also receive
an AT&T promotional card that can be used towards the purchase of AT&T
products or services as part of AT&T's Trade-In Program.* 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 for more details.
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
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