Engineering for Change Features sparrow Impact Program: RefugeeMobile

Engineering for Change Features sparrow Impact Program: RefugeeMobile

Engineering for Change: Backed by Data, the RefugeeMobile smartphone program Helps Refugees Assimilate Contributor: Rob Goodier “It may come as no surprise that giving free phones to refugees could help them resettle, but now there are data that suggest exactly how much the phones help and in what ways. The RefugeeMobile program provides free mobile service and phones loaded with applications directed at helping refugees settle in the United States….” Read the full article on Engineering for Change >>...
sparrow Good Plan: The Who, What and Why

sparrow Good Plan: The Who, What and Why

Big news from sparrow! We now offer one simple wireless service plan designed to delight our customers and make doing good easy: the sparrow Good Plan™. After listening to sparrow customers across the U.S. and gathering market feedback, designing and testing, tweaking, and testing some more, we’re excited to offer a plan that offers comprehensive service, fair pricing, and creates even greater impact. The Who: sparrow’s Good Plan is designed for people like you who value quality, fair pricing, and doing good by supporting socially-conscious brands. The What: Unlimited Talk and Text for $20 per line per month $10 per per GB of data up to 8 GB, then fly free with data slowed at 15 GB Impact unit created with each month of service Wireless service delivered on the U.S.’s top CDMA networks (think red and yellow). No contracts and no activation or cancellation fees. Fair usage applies. Taxes vary by location. That’s it. No fine print. Seriously! The Why: Simple and fair with comprehensive service. Most people save by paying only for the data they use (average is 4 GB per month). Peace of mind knowing that your bill has a cap with no overage fees and no big surprises. Feel good knowing that you’re making a difference with each month of service. Last but not least, the Good Plan is in keeping with sparrow’s commitment to excellence, fairness, and social impact. We hope you’re as excited as we are and invite you to give it a try and share your feedback. After all, all you need is one Good Plan. Check out the Good...
California Health Report on Why Cell Phones are Critical for Homeless People

California Health Report on Why Cell Phones are Critical for Homeless People

sparrow Impact: Providing Phones to Homeless People in the US Insightful article from California Health Report spotlighting new research that shows the importance of cell phones for homeless people and sparrow’s critical work in this space: For people living on the streets, phones are a lifeline. Increasingly, applications for services such as shelter spaces and benefits must be done online or through email. More and more doctors’ office use online platforms for appointment scheduling and reminders, test results and prescription reminders. Read the full article at calhealthreport.org >>...
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to sparrow

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to sparrow

Want to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and switch carriers to sparrow? Reusing is great for the environment and smart for your pocketbook. And, when you keep your current phone and upgrade your wireless service to sparrow, you get the nation’s top networks, friendly care, and make a difference with each month of service, even when you bring your own device (BYOD). All you need is a sparrow-compatible phone and a sparrow SIM card. Most smartphones these days can be activated with sparrow, as long as they are paid for and unlocked. You can also purchase a brand new device with no SIM and bring it to sparrow. STEP 1: Send us your smartphone’s IMEI (or MEID) along with your phone number and zip Email your info or call (844.697.7277) and we’ll check to see if your phone is eligible. Why do we need this information? We use your device phone number and IMEI to check its compatibility. Your zip code helps us look up coverage in your area to make sure we can provide you with service that meets your needs. Quick Tip: How to Easily Capture and Convey Your Device IMEI On your phone, go to Settings > General > About Locate the IMEI (you may need to scroll down) Take a screen shot Email sparrow the screen shot along with your phone number and zip code STEP 2: Purchase and install a sparrow SIM Buy a sparrow SIM online or place an order with a sparrow mobile concierge. Your SIM will ship along with a welcome kit and instructions on how to install. That’s it! Questions? Call and we’ll be glad to...
How to Install a SIM Card and Activate Your Smartphone with sparrow

How to Install a SIM Card and Activate Your Smartphone with sparrow

How to Install Your sparrow SIM Follow these easy steps to install your sparrow SIM and activate your smartphone with sparrow. Preparation You’ll need your smartphone, sparrow SIM card and a SIM tool (a small metal tool that is normally packaged with your phone). If you don’t have a SIM tool, a small metal paperclip can also work. First, punch out and detach the SIM chip from the SIM card and keep it handy. Now, with your smartphone off, locate your SIM card tray by looking for a small hole in the side of your device. Installation Insert a SIM tool into the SIM tray hole. Apply gentle, but firm, pressure and push until the SIM tray pops out. Remove the SIM tray and place the sparrow SIM chip into the tray, matching the notched corner. Carefully reinsert the SIM tray until it clicks back into place. Activation Turn your device on and give it a minute to locate the network. If it doesn’t locate the network right away, you may need to restart it. Try a test call, remember to setup your voicemail and you’re good to go. Want to join sparrow but don’t have a sparrow SIM card? No problem! Learn how to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to sparrow and check to see if your smartphone is eligible by contacting our friendly team. Questions? Call 844.697.7277 or email and we’ll be glad to help....