The People's Operator is a wireless carrier that breaks boundaries. It goes against the norm and what other companies do when it comes to paying for expensive billboards, TV commercials, and even Super Bowl ads. Instead of putting money into its marketing, TPO spends that money to raise billions for a good cause. Fitting for its name, TPO spends 10% from its subscribers' money on something they truly care about.
What's in it for you?
Nothing. There's no catch when you decide to use TPO. All it asks for is that you join in its network and take part in its aim for a bigger cause. After joining, they simply ask that you also invite your other friends to join in and help fund your a corresponding charity. And the more people take part in its network, the more powerful it becomes.
All you need to do is choose from one of the monthly plan options they offer:
- Kind Plan – Includes 1,000 minutes, unlimited text, and 500MB of data for only
$19$21 per month
- Noble Plan – Includes unlimited minutes and texts, and 2GB of data for only $30 per month
- Caring Plan – Includes unlimited minutes and texts, and 3GB of data for only $40 per month
- Hero Plan – Includes unlimited minutes and texts, and 5GB of data for only $45 per month
- Gracious Plan – Includes unlimited minutes and texts, and 7GB of data for only $65 per month
There is also a $5 monthly discount if you decide to enroll your account in Auto Pay.
How does it do this?
Every time you pay your bill, 10% of it goes to a cause that you support. There's no additional cost for you to do this since TPO does so through its own billing system. The best part about this is that you are free to choose just about any charity that you believe needs it.
TPO has a number of direct partnerships with several charity groups and organizations. Among those on the list include ASPCA, WWF, Feeding America, Action Against Hunger, Autism Speaks, Wounded Warrior Project, Adopt A Classroom, and many more. You can visit their website and check out the full list of charity groups they have partnered with so you can choose the one that you will support as well.
Why does it do this?
One of the members of TPO's management team is Jimmy Wales, the man who founded Wikipedia. He plays an active role in helping and supporting the company. It was only in 2014 when Wales became part of TPO but has already helped guide the company to expand across the world.
TPO was launched as a carrier in the US last month. While 10% of customers' bill goes to a cause, the company also donates 25% of its profits. This money would have been something its competitors typically spend on their marketing campaign.
On April 4th, TPO will be available on both CDMA and GSM networks. This means that everyone can join in and support the network and what it is doing to change society. Joining TPO Mobile is very easy. Anyone can join and help support a cause they deem meaningful and still be able to use the services of a phone. Since phones are considered a necessity, it's about time to use a phone service that gives back to charity. In that way, you are also doing your part in creating a better tomorrow.
Update 6/22/2016: Kind plan price increased from $19 to $21 per month
Source: The People's Operator