People + Mobile = A Better World
When you switch your mobile service to Sparrow, a mobile device or service is donated to someone in need.
We are on a mission to bridge the digital divide and empower people with connection.
Get One, Give One
It all comes down to connection. Sparrow was founded with the simple belief that connecting the power of people and mobile can create a better world for everyone.
When you switch to Sparrow mobile service, someone in need gets a free smartphone or service, via one of our impact partners, to connect them with opportunity.
By joining Sparrow, you can change a life and use your mobile for world good.
Impact Partner: Black Girls CODE
Black Girls CODE teamed up to empower girls of color by introducing them to mobile app coding. Thanks to Sponsor Sparrows, over 1,000 girls, in cities across the U.S., have experienced the transformative power of tech!
The Gift of Literacy
In partnership with Worldreader, a classroom of students in Kenya received mobile tablets loaded with books, dramatically improving literacy for all students, and especially helping girls by bringing their literacy skills up to the same level as boys.
Mobile for All
Fighting Homelessness at Home
Wonder if mobile access really makes a difference? Having a mobile phone makes a big difference for finding a job and getting a home. Sparrow is connecting unhoused people in the Bay Area and Chicago, in partnership with Downtown Streets Team, Rubicon Programs, Rush University and others.
Connecting Refugee Families
Together, we’re improving refugee resettlement with big plans, big data, mobile phones and a dash of hope. Backed in part by a MacArthur grant and in partnership with Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Services and Refugee Services of Texas.
Black Girls CODE
Meet the Geniuses of Tomorrow
Black Girls Code empowers girls of color to become tomorrow’s innovative leaders through computer science and heightened self-esteem. Smartphones donated by Sparrow are used in mobile app workshops across the country.
“As a tour car company, we rely on mobile to go where we go. Sparrow offered a perfect solution for our company, are fantastic to work with, and we love that our mobile is doing good!”NATHAN WITHRINGTON, CEO, Gocar Tours
Join our movement! First, choose one of our new or earth-friendly refurbished devices, or bring your own inactive device. Then, choose the perfect plan for you & complete the sign-up.
GET ONE, GIVE ONE: After 3 billing cycles, a person in need will receive an awesome device or month of service, sponsored by You. We’ll beam you a big smile & send a thank you as soon as the donation is made.
DEVICES & PLANS
Step #1: Choose a new device or bring your own inactive device.
Still have a soft spot for your current phone?
Check if you can bring your mobile device to Sparrow
- On your phone: Your IMEI can be found on the box your phone came in or on the back of the phone itself. In most cases, it can be found behind the battery on a white label.
- On your device’s screen: Most devices will display your IMEI on screen if you type *#06# from the device home screen.
- In your devices settings, under general
Step #2: Choose a plan that’s right for you.
Why pay for data you don’t use? Pick the package that is right for you.
4G LTE data*
4G LTE data*
4G LTE data*
4G LTE data*
Add family and friends for $20 per line.
The more the merrier: Add additional lines to any plan when you sign up.
Terms: No contract. Your credit card will be billed once a month and you can cancel anytime. Included: Voicemail; 3-way calling; caller ID; global messaging and tethering. Setup & Shipping: One-time $6.25 per device activation fee; Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Activation $12.50; Device shipping $15.
Additional charges & information: Taxes and regulatory fees are additional. Just Plan subscribers pay a monthly line fee of $10 per device per month. Standard airtime and toll rates apply for: Call Forwarding; Operator Services; Directory Assistance; 911 and E911; and Customer Care. Domestic and international roaming not available. International calling charges from the U.S. vary by terminating country. Directory Assistance is free; Number Porting $5.50; Call Tracing $20.
Data Overage: *For package plans, once you reach the data limit of your plan, you will be charged $0.03/MB for additional data used.
Visit our FAQs for more information.
Mobile for Nonprofits & Libraries
“My Sparrow hotspot rocks! Coverage is great, I’m saving money by only paying based on actual usage, plus I feel great working with a company that’s in line with my values.”BETH KANTER, Thought Leader, Nonprofit Sector
- 250 minutes +500 messages +350mb data
- 500 minutes +750 messages +500mb data
- 1200 minutes +unlimited messages +750mb data
- 1500 minutes + unlimited messages + 1.2gb data
- unlimited minutes +unlimited messages +2gb data
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Sparrow is committed to providing you with quality service and the best customer care. We’re here to help answer any questions or issues you may have.
Do you have coverage in my area?
Who receives Sparrow mobile donations?
What is a Sponsor Sparrow?
What is an Impact Sparrow?
Can I manage my account online?
Do you have live support?
Can I keep my current phone number?
Yes! We can easily port your existing phone number over from your current provider. You can request this either during your signup online, or by contacting Sparrow customer care. In both cases, you will need the following info on record with your current provider:
- Name of current provider
- Name of the Account Holder
- Phone Number Being Ported
- Account Number
- Last 4 Digits of the SSN – Often located on the inside of your mobile device under the battery.
- Password (PIN) associated with the account (Not a web portal password or voicemail password)
- Billing Address
A charge of $6.25 will be added to your account for number porting.
Should I cancel my current service before porting my mobile number to Sparrow?
Can I bring my own device?
Can I make international calls?
Can I use my phone while traveling abroad?
Do you have domestic roaming?
What is your exchange policy?
How do I get device software updates?
Can I tether my device and use as a hotspot?
What network is used for Sparrow services?
What are the Terms & Conditions for Sparrow service?
What is the Just Plan monthly device fee?
What is the Shipping Fee?
How do I pay my bill?
What does Sparrow symbolize?
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Dial 611 from your Sparrow handset or toll free (844) 697-7277 from any other phone.
Click the orange Online Chat button on left-hand side during chat support hours.
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