AT&T announced that it’s providing three months of wireless service for free to nurses and doctors across the United States.
AT&T made the offer during John Krasinski’s latest episode of “Some Good News.” Some Good News was born during the coronavirus epidemic as a way to combat all of the negative press with some encouraging news.
Krasinski shared the news of this free service with frontline nurses and physicians on the third episode of his YouTube-based show. AT&T then extended this offer nationwide on its network built exclusively for first responders called FirstNet.
FirstNet is a wireless broadband network dedicated specifically to public safety communications. It provides public safety agencies and first responders with AT&T’s first-class mobile internet connectivity where and when they need it most.
A subscriber must be working in law enforcement, emergency medical services, or in the healthcare field to sign up for the service.
“Tonight’s ‘Some Good News’ shined a light on our healthcare heroes,” Jeff McElfresh, CEO of AT&T said following the show. “They are working around the clock, on the frontlines to combat the COVID-19 health crisis. We want to be there to keep them connected. And that’s exactly what FirstNet delivers.”
Starting April 13th, physicians and nurses already on FirstNet Mobile will receive the free three-month service offer as a credit on their smartphone or tablet line of service.
New users can sign up for a new line of service and receive their first three months for free. First-time subscribers also are eligible for a $200 activation credit. To receive this promotion, users must signup for a FirstNet Mobile Responder plan with a new FirstNet Ready smartphone.
AT&T is one of several companies that are honoring those in the healthcare field. Starbucks is giving away free coffee, Krispy Kreme is handing out free donuts every Monday, and Uber is offering discounted rides to frontline health care workers. Apple is doing its part by sourcing N95 masks, donating funds to coronavirus relief efforts, and manufacturing face shields.