Though I’m not a military veteran, I am a proud ally, and being the co-sponsor for T-Mobile’s Veterans & Allies Network has been one of the greatest honors of my life. I’ve had the opportunity to stand side by side with our more than 7,000 T-Mobile employees who are involved with VAN — folks who, like me, care deeply about our brave military members and the issues that impact them.
Participating in VAN has been an eye-opening experience, allowing me to understand the true meaning of sacrifice. For millions of active and veteran soldiers — including the thousands who work at T-Mobile — sacrifice is a defining characteristic of their lives. It means putting duty, responsibility and community before individual needs. It means exposing themselves to risk and danger for the common good. It means spending months or even years far away from family. It means being a servant leader. Which is why it makes sense that so many of T-Mobile’s military employees work the frontlines of Customer Care and Retail – they want to take care of others!
These are the reasons T-Mobile continues to do everything we can to support this group of heroes as both our employees and our customers. And we’ve been designated a military-friendly company because we take this responsibility seriously. Here’s how.
Because 50% of veterans will experience unemployment within 15 months after their service, T-Mobile has pledged to hire 10,000 military veterans and their spouses by 2023. We partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide 70,000 lines of wireless service to help make telehealth services more accessible to veterans. The VAN regularly host community events around the country, partnering with Team Rubicon to connect veterans with volunteer opportunities and FourBlock to assist with post-service job transition.
When it comes to our military customers, T-Mobile launched special rates for soldiers, veterans and their families called the Magenta Military and Magenta Plus Military plans, which offer the biggest discount in wireless for military families. The first line of Magenta Military is 20% off our popular Magenta rate plan and half off up to five additional voice lines; plus, taxes and fees are included. Magenta Military comes with all the incredible value of our Magenta plan, plus our industry-leading travel benefits that help keep families connected at home and abroad.
And last year the Un-carrier announced it would invest more than $500 million in 2018 alone to expand LTE coverage and capacity, and lay the foundation for 5G in communities around U.S. military bases.
My time alongside my military colleagues has helped me understand their lives a little better. I can tell you that taking their example of selfless service to heart makes me a better person — just like it makes T-Mobile a better company. We strive to serve our customers with the same selflessness our military teammates serve our country with, and we strive to serve our employees with the same trust in teamwork that makes the U.S. Armed Forces such a tightly run ship. It’s a lot to live up to, but we believe it’s right. And just like our military friends, we won’t settle for anything less.
If you appreciate T-Mobile’s industry-leading plans for military families, you’ll also like T-Mobile’s perks for new iPhone buyers. Check ‘em out and decide for yourself.
Three reasons to upgrade to iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max:
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2. For a limited time, get 50% (or more) off the new iPhone 11 with a qualifying trade-in with 24 monthly bill credits. This offer is for all T-Mobile users, single lines, family plans, current customers and switchers.
3. iPhone 11 features a dual-camera system for incredibly fine-tuned photography, and iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max feature a triple-camera system that provides a pro-level experience with an Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto camera, delivering huge improvements to low-light photography with Night mode and the highest quality video in a smartphone.Read comments