Wireless broadband for Social Good
Who it helps:
Qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofits, schools, and libraries
How it helps:
With our $10/month, unlimited Internet service and 4G LTE device donation program through TechSoup, nonprofits can significantly lower their connectivity costs. It’s a great opportunity for nonprofits who:
- Lack traditional Internet access, or suffer from slow speeds/bandwidth constraints
- Want to provide a Internet device lending program within the community they serve
- Need a low-cost backup Internet source
- Want to provide field-based staff with mobile Internet access
What you get:
Qualified organizations can receive up to 11 donated 4G LTE mobile hotspots per fiscal year (July 1st – June 30th). We offer tiered donation bundles to help you get the number of devices you need to expand access without breaking your budget.
(Single Device Donation)
Organizations who only need one device or want to try our service before committing to a larger order can apply for a single donated device (Franklin Wireless R850). You may also apply for additional devices via the applicable programs below during the same fiscal year (July 1st – June 30th). TechSoup Admin Fee: $18
(Up to 5 Donated Devices)
Receive up to five 4G LTE mobile hotspots (Franklin Wireless R850) per fiscal year. This can be combined with the Single Device Donation offer above. TechSoup Admin Fee: $60
(Up to 10 Donated Devices)
Receive up to ten 4G LTE mobile hotspots (Franklin Wireless R850) per fiscal year. This can be combined with the Single Device Donation offer above. TechSoup Admin Fee: $108
How to Apply:
In order to apply for Mobile Beacon’s product donation offering on TechSoup.org, you must register your organization with TechSoup and confirm eligibility. Once you are registered and verified your organization qualifies for Mobile Beacon’s donation, follow these easy steps to request your donation.
Visit TechSoup.org/mobile-beacon and add the Mobile Beacon offering you would like to request to your shopping cart. You may choose a single device, up to 5 devices, or up to 10 devices.
Complete the checkout process with TechSoup. Please note: there is an administrative fee payable to TechSoup to participate in these programs.
Once TechSoup confirms your eligibility, you will receive an email with a unique promotion code and instructions on how to order the donated device(s) and related 4G service using Mobile Beacon’s online order form.
Complete Mobile Beacon’s online order form to order the devices. Don’t forget to enter the promotion code you receive from your TechSoup fulfillment email to ensure you get the discounted rate.
“The Mobile Beacon Product Donation Program has provided much-needed 4G broadband access to nonprofits and public libraries across the U.S. Thousands of these organizations now use cutting-edge technology tools to deliver their social missions more effectively both in and away from the office.”
— Karen Coppock, Vice President, Strategy and Impact, TechSoup Global
“Mobile access has greatly facilitated client care and our agency productivity. What I love about Mobile Beacon is their $10 per month unlimited service; anything else is at least $45. Mobile Beacon is a joy to work with!”— Bob Cerny, MIS Manager, Murtis Taylor Human Services