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U.S. Cellular Provides Free Phone Calls, Internet Access to Those in Need




On Thanksgiving, U.S. Cellular associates and their family members provided free phone calls and internet access at the annual Thanksgiving Day meal hosted by Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM). The associates also donated pies and desserts to the meal.

Being able to share a meal and call families and loved ones is something U.S. Cellular knows should never be taken for granted, along with the luxury of Internet access. For those who do not have these amenities, U.S. Cellular continued its commitment to the community by providing free phone calls and internet access at the annual Thanksgiving Day meal hosted by Knox Area Rescue Ministries in Knoxville, which serves more than 1,000 homeless or hungry people each year. The wireless company has offered the free calling program at KARM on Thanksgiving for more than a decade; this is the fifth year providing tablets and internet= access to check on family and friends, job opportunities and housing options.

“Calling and connecting with friends and family around the holidays is a special joy, but not everyone in our community has the opportunity to do so,” said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Tennessee. “At U.S.

Cellular we focus on keeping people connected no matter where they are across the world, and that’s why it’s especially significant for us to provide phones and internet access to individuals in need during the Thanksgiving holiday season.”

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