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The People’s Operator: The Wireless Carrier That Cares

The People’s Operator: The Wireless Carrier That Cares

Where can you find a smartphone plan that gives you ample voice call minutes, unlimited text messaging, and fast data while also taking care of your philanthropic urges? Look no further than The People’s Operator, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that uses the network of major US wireless carrier Sprint (in the United Kingdom, The People’s Operator leases network capacity from mobile service provider Everything Everywhere).

 

As far as MVNOs go, The People’s Operator is rather unique. It may be the only wireless carrier that donates one tenth of a customer’s monthly payment to the cause or charity of his preference. The really cool thing about this is that The People’s Operator goes about its philanthropy without any cost to the mobile user. 

 

The People’s Operator currently has ties to organizations that include the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Save The Children, WaterAid, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Habitat for Humanity, and Action Against Hunger, among many others. Apart from donating 10 percent of its customers’ monthly payments to nonprofit groups, the wireless carrier also funnels 25 percent of its profits to its own TPO Foundation, which was established to financially assist various charity groups based in the United Kingdom. 

 

So what plans are being offered by The People’s Operator? Here they are:

 

  • Kind Plan ($14 a month with Auto Pay, $19 a month without Auto Pay) -- With 1,000 minutes of voice calls, unlimited text messaging, and 500 megabytes of data
  • Noble Plan ($25 a month with Auto Pay, $30 a month without Auto Pay) -- With unlimited voice call minutes, unlimited text messaging, and 2 gigabytes of data
  • Caring Plan ($35 a month with Auto Pay, $40 a month without Auto Pay) -- With unlimited voice call minutes, unlimited text messaging, and 3 gigabytes of data
  • Hero Plan ($40 a month with Auto Pay, $45 a month without Auto Pay) -- With unlimited voice call minutes, unlimited text messaging, and 5 gigabytes of data
  • Gracious Plan ($60 a month with Auto Pay, $65 a month without Auto Pay) -- With unlimited voice call minutes, unlimited text messaging, and 7 gigabytes of data

 

The People’s Operator also offers international calling services, which are typically charged on a per minute rate, starting from $0.10 a minute depending on which territory. When mobile users do go over their high speed data allotments every month, there are no overages. What happens instead is that the data service will be slowed down to 64 kbps until the next billing cycle begins.

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