AT&T Offers 3-Month FirstNet Credit for Frontline Doctors, Nurses
Monday, April 13, 2020 | Comments

AT&T announced three months of free wireless service for frontline nurses and physicians nationwide on the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) network.

Nurses and physicians already on FirstNet Mobile – Responder plans will automatically receive a three-month service credit on a smartphone or tablet line of service. New subscribers are also eligible, connecting them to reliable critical communications with always-on priority access to the network, with fastest overall nationwide network experience.

The credits equal three months of recurring service charges including taxes and fees on a FirstNet Mobile – Responder plan for smartphone or tablet will start within three bills. The offer is available to eligible physicians and nurses who have or qualify and subscribe to a new FirstNet Mobile--Responder plan.

In addition to three months of free service, nurses and physicians signing on to FirstNet can get a $200 activation credit when activating a new FirstNet Ready smartphone on a new FirstNet Mobile-Responder plan.

For current subscribers, credits will automatically be applied to an existing line of service. New subscribers may migrate an AT&T line of service or activate a new FirstNet Mobile – Responder line of service. New subscribers must qualify for FirstNet service and complete the verification process within 30 days. Customers must provide or purchase their own device and use a FirstNet subscriber identity module (SIM).

“While commercial wireless offerings are available to public safety, FirstNet continues to grow because of its unique public-safety features that wireless networks built for the general public can’t provide,” AT&T said in a statement. “These include innovative, mission-focused tools and technologies, always-on, always-ready service for first responders, FirstNet Ready devices, a robust ecosystem of highly secure and public safety tested apps, a fleet of dedicated network deployables and more.”

The carrier said it is also offering free express shipping to a subscriber’s door, no-contact delivery and device setup, and curbside pickup.

The announcement was made during the third episode of actor John Krasinski’s digital show “Some Good News,” where he covers positive news from around the world. In the episode Krasinski surprises a handful of nurses at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston with a field trip to Fenway Park, where they threw out the first pitch of 2020.

“Tonight’s ‘Some Good News’ shined a light on our healthcare heroes,” said Jeff McElfresh, CEO, AT&T Communications. “They are working around the clock, on the frontlines to combat the COVID-19 health crisis. We want to be there to keep them connected. And that’s exactly what FirstNet delivers.”

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