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AT&T Program to Help Soldiers Communicate with Family

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -

If you have an old cellphone, sitting around and collecting dust, now you can use it to do a good deed.  AT&T will take your old phone as a donation, and it will go to help people who are fighting for our country stay connected with their families.

It's just one way AT&T is getting a head start on Veteran's Day - and it's a way to keep families together.

The program is called Cell Phones for Soldiers. People are being asked to bring their used phones to an AT&T store. The company will then figure out the value of the phone and then give that value in phone credit to soldiers.

“It's a prepaid card that they can use in any device while they are overseas and they can call back to their loved ones, and vice versa, they can also call them over there as well,” said Joe Whittaker, Charlottesville AT&T store manager. 

AT&T managers say the program does not yet have an end date. The company will take any kind of cellphone, including smartphones.

AT&T is also hiring 10,000 veterans and their families who are returning to the U.S. and looking for work to honor them for their service. 

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