Free T-Mo HotSpot Promotion Open to Canadians Too

Free T-Mo HotSpot Promotion Open to Canadians Too

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We told you on Tuesday about a promotion wherein you could get a free OLPC, sort of, when you give a $399 donation to the people behind the OLPC project. By giving the $399 donation through laptopgiving.com, an OLPC will be sent to a developing country, and a second OLPC (along with a $200 tax receipt) will be sent to you. The additional benefit is that T-Mobile will hook you up with one year of HotSpot service.

Anyways, the Give One Get One program is open to both Canadians and Americans, but we were wondering whether the free T-Mobile HotSpot service would be offered to Canucks too. After all, there are no T-Mobile hotspots in Canada. Well, I shot an email over to T-Mo’s customer service department and they replied back with the following email message:

Beginning 11/12/2007 when a customer donates a XO laptop to a child in the developing world from the website www.laptopgiving.org they will receive one for their child as well. On 11/16 T-mobile will begin offering one year of complimentary service as part of the One Laptop per Child Give 1 Get 1 Program. This program is open to both US and Canadian residents.

Program offers:
Unlimited wireless internet for 365 continuous days.
Account must be created on or before 6/30/2008
Concludes one year from the first login.
Customers can get connected at any T-Mobile HotSpot location nationwide.
Roaming locations are not available using this offer.

Please feel free to contact our Customer Service Department at 877-822-7768, so that we may have the opportunity to provide you with exceptional Customer Support. For your convenience, we are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Thank you for choosing T-Mobile HotSpot!

The long and the short of it is that Canadians are eligible for the entire promotion, so if you travel through the States on a semi-regular basis, it’d certainly be worthwhile to cash in on 365 days of HotSpot. The warm fuzzies that you get for doing something charitable should be a bigger motivation, of course.

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