America Supports You: AT&T Offers Holiday Gift Cards for Troops
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2004 AT&T is offering a way for the American public to give servicemembers in certain locations gifts of Internet-usage time.
The new program, the AT&T CyberZone Holiday Gift Card and Gift Account for military personnel, provides consumers, family members and friends of the military a way to give servicemembers the gift of Internet time at AT&T CyberZones located on select U.S. military bases in Germany, Kuwait and the United States.
"We developed this patriotic gift in response to requests from family and friends of servicemembers who frequently use AT&T CyberZones," said Bill Baumann, director of AT&T Military Markets. "Many consumers were used to giving AT&T PrePaid Phone Cards to servicemembers stationed overseas, but they also wanted the ability to provide them with time on the Internet."
AT&T CyberZone Holiday Gift Cards and Gift Accounts are available for purchase by individuals in denominations like $10, $20 and $50, providing two, four and 10 hours, respectively, of Internet time in Kuwait. Hourly rates differ for other countries and are available on the program's Web site. The gift cards are also available for purchase in bulk, in denominations of $2.50, $3.50 and $5.00, with a customized message and logo signature on the back so civic-minded groups, businesses and other organizations can also show their support.
The gift cards and accounts may be purchased online for use at 55 AT&T CyberZones serving troops at 41 U.S. Army and Air Force bases in Germany, the United States and on forward-deployed bases in Kuwait. AT&T CyberZones are on- base "Internet cafs" that provide troops with state-of-the-art technology, including high-speed Internet access for e-mail, instant messaging, webcams, word processing and color printing.
Consumers can designate their purchase as follows:
For a specific servicemember: An e-mail message will inform the servicemember that someone has purchased an AT&T CyberZone Holiday Gift Account for him or her and provide the required access code.
For any servicemember: AT&T will work directly with the USO and military commands for deployed U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps personnel to distribute the gift cards that are purchased for "any servicemember" on bases with AT&T CyberZones.
For bulk purchases, AT&T will send cards directly to the buyer or arrange for distribution to servicemembers at the direction of the purchaser.