According to Fox News, the first cell phone call was made on April 3, 1973, from a Manhattan street corner (6th Ave. between 53rd and 54th) by Motorola’s Martin Cooper. There was no camera, no data, no texting. It was simply used to make phone calls. We’ve come a long way in the last 40 years, and these days our text messages outnumber our minutes used. Cell phones are an integral part of our everyday life. They keep us in touch with family, organize our days, pay our bills – in general, they make our life better.

Now you can use your phone to make someone else’s life better too.

GIV Mobile is the first no-contract mobile service that is dedicated to donating 8% of monthly “Unlimited Everything” plans (up to $50 annually) to non-profit charities. After customers choose a plan, they can select up to three charities from eight different categories to receive a monthly donation. Twice a year customers will also be able to submit and then vote for new charities to be added to the list of choices.


GIV Mobile Charities include:

  • Animal Welfare: American Veterinary Medical Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, PetSmart Charities, WCS Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Arts, Culture & Humanity: The Academy of Natural Sciences, Archaeological Conservancy, Fractured Atlas, Little Kids Rock, StoryCorps
  • Education: Children’s Scholarship Fund, Donors Choose, Kids in Need Foundation, Scholarship America
  • Environment: American Rivers, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, The Wilderness Society
  • Health: Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, Commonweal, Patient Services Incorporated
  • International: Camfed USA, Doctors Without Borders, Direct Relief International, United States Fund for UNICEF
  • Human Services: American Red Cross, The Children’s Aid Society, Dress for Success, Feeding America, Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Public Benefit: American Endowment Foundation, Carnegie Institution for Science, Mercy Housing, Taproot Foundation, United Way Worldwide

Sounds great right? Wait – it sounds even better after some simple math. For every 1000 people who choose the $50 Unlimited Plan, $4000 a month or $48,000 a year will be donated to charity. 

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More than just doing awesome charity work with no effort or cost to you, you will get access to the latest phones (because lets be honest – that IS important) like the Google Nexus 4. The latest phone released from Google, the Nexus 4 is full of awesome features and a few “firsts” too. For instance, it’s the first phone with built in 360° panorama capability called Photo Sphere. Up, down, all around it’s the perfect way to capture an entire moment or setting. Plus, it packs an 8 megapixel camera and shoots in full 1080p HD Video.

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It’s also one of the first totally wireless phones. With wireless charging capability built right, you can charge via induction on a special charging orb (sold separately). Although I don’t have this gadget, it seems like it might be a convenient grab and go solution. Of course if you’re a techy-on-the-go like me, you can appreciate the power and of the Android operating system + Google apps. Google Maps, Chrome, YouTube, Gmail — it’s all there on a sturdy 4.7in gorilla glass screen. But what I love most about the Nexus 4 is that it’s FAST. The Nexus 4 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor and 2 GB of Ram. It’s SNAPPY. It can handle 3D graphics and multitasking like nobodies business.



  1. I’d choose the Alzheimer’s Association as I have had several close family friends and immediate family that are effected by this and would prefer to benefit the research and treatment.

  2. Patient services… because I know several people who have gone w/out needed treatment because their Ins wouldn’t pay!!! Thanks for the chance….

  3. Alzheimer’s Association, because I would love to be able to help slow down or stop the process for my grandmother.

  4. Mercy Housing- When you have a special needs child you lay awake at night almost every night wondering what will become of them when you die…. so this is my pick!

  5. American Rivers
    American Rivers is the leading organization working to protect and restore the nation’s rivers and streams. Rivers connect us to each other, nature, and future generations

  6. I would choose the Ronald McDonald House Charities to benefit from my mobile plan. My husband and I stayed at their Minneapolis house when my second son was born and I can not stress enough what a wonderful organization they are! Yay for GIV Mobile making it easy to give back!

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