10,000 smartphones for old people's homes and nursing homes

Telekom enables people in retirement homes to make free video calls: The company donates 10,000 smartphones with a data volume of 10 GB.
In many old people's and nursing homes there is now a ban on visiting. So that residents can still keep in touch with their loved ones, Telekom has now launched a special campaign: the telecommunications giant donates 10,000 smartphones for old people's homes and care facilities for the symbolic price of 1 euro.

10 GB of data included for free

This includes a data tariff with a term of 24 months. For this, there are neither provision costs nor a monthly basic fee. For this, 10 gigabytes of data are included free of charge – as is currently the case with all other Telekom customers. So you can start with video calls via WhatsApp at no cost and finally see family and friends again.

Susanne Littfinski, leading the Emmaus nursing home for the elderly in Bonn, with Tim Hoettges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom

Interested retirement and nursing homes can be contacted nationwide at the Telekom under the hotline 0800 330 0411 register and order up to three smartphones.

“Digitization creates solidarity”

Telekom boss Tim Höttges knows: “People in nursing homes in need of care often do not have their own smartphone. Nurses often use their private devices to allow residents to make a phone call or video call. ”

Hagen Rickmann, Managing Director Business Customers, adds: “Digitization creates connectedness. We want to help these people! They should not remain “unconnected” during Easter and still be able to exchange information digitally. By image and by language. Seeing yourself again is good. I'm proud that we got this action on the road so quickly! ”

Read the story on the Group Website (German)

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