WIND Mobile is offering free phones and service to Syrian refugees

One less thing for refugees to worry about in their new country.

The Canadian mobile phone provider is offering both free cell phones and service to Syrian refugees landing in the Greater Toronto Area. In a press release, WIND Mobile stated that they are teaming up with Hyla Mobile and Lifeline Syria in their newest campaign to help refugees.

“Canadians are responding with compassion and generosity to the plight of Syrians who have been forced to flee their homeland. We want to do what we can to help,” said Jennifer Douglas, the wireless provider’s vice-president of marketing. This campaign will prove extremely helpful to refugees, as it will make it much easier for them to contact friends and family both in Canada and who are still in their home country.

On WIND’s website, they say they are “committed to providing the basic necessity of mobile communication to incoming refugee families embarking on a new life here in Canada.”

“Syrian refugee families arriving in the Greater Toronto Area over the course of the next two years will be eligible to receive a mobile phone and two years of Wind service, free of charge.”

They also state that any Canadians wishing to help them with their campaign are asked to bring their used phones to any WIND location.



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