Very rarely these days do you see companies that actually embody the true spirit of good cheer and the holiday season. Then today HTC and T-Mobile announced they are partnering to provide children with life-threatening illnesses and their families the opportunity to spend time at Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit “storybook” resort that provides cost-free Orlando vacations. Starting Friday, Nov. 23, through Monday, Dec. 31, customers who purchase Windows Phone 8X by HTC from a T-Mobile authorized retailer will have the option to donate $1 of their purchase to Give Kids The World to help the total donation grow up to $75,000 with the potential to grant wishes for a multitude of families.
Definitely what Thanksgiving should be about:
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Nov. 20, 2012 — HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, and T-Mobile Inc. are partnering to provide children with life-threatening illnesses and their families the opportunity to spend time at Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit “storybook” resort that provides cost-free Orlando vacations.
Customers who purchase a new Windows® Phone 8X by HTC® in store or online can make their purchases count toward the wish-giving goal. From Friday, Nov. 23, through Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, customers who purchase Windows Phone 8X by HTC from a T-Mobile authorized retailer will have the option to donate $1 of their purchase to Give Kids The World (GKTW) to help the total donation grow up to $75,000 with the potential to grant wishes for a multitude of families. Customers who choose to participate can track the growing wish online and via their mobile devices at gift.htc.com. Donation updates will also be available on the HTC Facebook page.
“The holidays are about generosity; we celebrate by giving gifts to our family, our friends and extending our generosities to help people in need. There is no better way to share the holiday spirit than by helping to fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses,” said Mike Woodward, president of North America, HTC. “Customers who purchase a Windows Phone 8X by HTC will help Give Kids The World to raise needed funds, showing the families supported by the organization that they care.”
“This holiday season, T-Mobile is bringing amazing 4G experiences to customers with the introduction of the new Windows Phone 8X by HTC; by working with HTC to support Give Kids the World, we’re also empowering our customers to help families around the world,” said Andrew Morrison, vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “As the exclusive retail partner, we are proud to support this great cause and campaign in all of our 3,000 locations nationwide.”
Give Kids The World Village partners with more than 250 wish-granting organizations around the world to help fulfill the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses whose wish is to visit the beloved theme parks of Central Florida. Children and their families are invited for a free, weeklong stay at the 70-acre village. This fantasy vacation includes accommodations in whimsical villas, tickets to nearby theme parks, meals, nightly entertainment and transportation. Since 1986, GKTW has welcomed more than 118,000 children from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide.
“We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to HTC, T-Mobile and all of their wonderful customers whose donations will allow us to continue our mission of providing a week of unforgettable happiness that inspires hope for children in the fight of their lives,” said Pamela Landwirth, president of Give Kids The World.
The new Windows Phone 8X by HTC boasts an iconic design, studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™ and incredible camera capabilities. The sophisticated smartphone runs Windows Phone 8 operating system from Microsoft, which includes features such as Kid’s Corner, a worry-free way for parents to share entertainment on their smartphones with their children. A simple swipe activates a protected place on the phone where kids can play with applications and features selected by the parent. Also perfect for families, the new Rooms feature allows customers to create a private network for chatting and sharing photos, notes, calendars and other content with a close group of people.
Designed with style in mind, the Windows Phone 8X by HTC is sculpted around a beautiful 4.3-inch super 720p HD display and has a curved back in a premium matte finish that feels great and fits perfectly in your hand. And because color is such an integral part of the Windows Phone experience, the smartphone is available in a stunning California Blue color.
With the importance of capturing photos of special moments and sharing these memories through social media, the Windows Phone 8X by HTC comes equipped with impressive camera technology and the ability to record video in 1080p with both the rear- and front-facing cameras. A physical shutter button makes it quick and easy to capture spontaneous action even if the phone is locked.
The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is available paired with a T-Mobile Classic Plan for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate card. The device is also available for well-qualified customers paired with a T-Mobile Value Plan for $149.99 down after a $50 mail-in rebate card, and with 20 equal, interest-free monthly payments of $20 with T-Mobile’s Equipment Installment Plan; 0 percent APR, O.A.C. The Windows Phone 8X by HTC is sold nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores and online at http://www.T-Mobile.com.