Gift your old phone with #Community Calling
Help get people connected during COVID-19
Lockdown has rapidly revolutionised what we can access from home. From transforming living rooms into gyms with Joe Wicks, into classrooms with homeschooling and even a doctor’s surgery with video appointments, it’s safe to say connectivity has been a lifeline for many.
77% of us say that our phone and internet has been the best coping strategy (ONS), but 1.9 million UK households have no access to the internet meaning that life under lockdown has created new challenges. For the most vulnerable, isolating has increased loneliness and the ability to access vital services. Meanwhile, for every single phone in use in the UK, four sit unused. It’s time to dig them out and pass them on – these phones could be a lifeline.
Gift your phone with #CommunityCalling
Hubbub have partnered with O2 to bring you Community Calling. Starting in Southwark, one of the most COVID-19 affected areas, we’re working with the Council and local community groups to reach those who are most vulnerable. Don’t worry if you don’t live in Southwark, we welcome smartphone donations from anywhere in the UK.
Every phone gifted will be data-wiped and sterilised by specialists Recono.me, and O2 will be providing SIM cards with 15GB data, unlimited texts and unlimited minutes for 30 days. Recipients will also be supported with remote assistance to get up and running so that they can learn how to use their new devices with ease.
It’s completely free to take part, all you need is a spare smartphone and we’ll send you an envelope and freepost label to send it to us. You can also print the freepost label yourself or download one at the post office if you’d prefer, you’ll just need your own envelope. Fill in the form below to get started!