|By Marketwired .||
|May 22, 2014 11:00 AM EDT||
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/14 -- Tango, the popular U.S.-based mobile app that lets you connect with friends and family via free calls and messaging, announced today a donation drive for the nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers.
Tango is offering two easy ways to get involved and help U.S. troops stay connected with their loved ones:
1) Text for Vets
Send a text over Tango to a friend, and Tango will donate .01 cent for every text sent -up to $10,000.
2) Donate a Used Cell Phone
Have a cellphone you don't use anymore? Donate it. The shipping is easy and free for Tango users in the U.S., with a postage-paid shipping label provided by Cell Phones for Soldiers.
Employees at Tango are also getting involved. Tango will set up a collection bin at its Mountain View, California office where employees can make used cell phone donations.
"We are incredibly thankful for Tango's support to our organization and our troops this Memorial Day," said Robbie Bergquist, co-founder of Cell Phones for Soldiers. "We know our troops will always play an important role in peacekeeping missions across the globe and want to afford them the opportunity to call home for free."
"The need to stay connected to those you care about is truly global, and it's especially heartfelt by troops no matter which country or military organization they serve," said Jean-Phillipe Emelie Marcos, chief operating officer for Tango. "Tango is proud to salute the troops by teaming up with Cell Phones for Soldiers, while also continuing to provide one of the leading messaging apps that connects people who are far apart over video, voice calls and texts."
Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans for the past 10 years. For more information, visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com
The "Text for Vets" campaign will end on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST or sooner if the maximum amount is reached.
Tango is a free mobile messaging service with more than 200 million registered members. Through communication, social features, and a compelling content platform, Tango members discover engaging ways to connect, get social and have fun. Tango has enhanced its messaging service with an innovative content platform for game developers, advertisers, and others. Tango is available on iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Blackberry, Kindle Fire and PC, and it works across 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi. Tango is available in 14 languages and has members in more than 224 countries. Founded in September 2009, Tango is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and has offices in Beijing, China, and Austin, Texas. Visit www.tango.me for more information.
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