OneCommand Helps Soldiers Call Home

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The team at OneCommand partners with Cell Phones for Soldiers to support their mission of providing communication services to deployed troops and veterans.

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Mission: Help Our Troops Call Home

Cell Phones for Soldiers has provided more than 204 million minutes of free talk time to servicemen and women stationed around the world.

OneCommand (, the leading Customer Marketing and Loyalty Automation Platform™ for auto dealers, schools, municipalities, churches, charities, and sports organizations, has partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers, an organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans, to host a used mobile phone donation drive. The drive will take place the entire month of May and will allow active-duty soldiers and veterans to call home for free.

All phones collected by the OneCommand team will be shipped to Cell Phones for Soldiers and recycled. The money earned from the recycling of parts will be used to purchase pre-paid international calling cards for deployed military overseas. These American servicemen and women are not allotted an affordable way to call loved ones, but with the work of the Cell Phones for Soldiers outreach, the calling cards purchased alleviate some of this cost.

“Each year thousands of military members are deployed overseas to protect our country and our freedom and it’s heartbreaking that they are unable to call their families. Cell Phones for Soldiers not only helps connect these individuals to their loved ones, but it also brings to light a problem that many Americans didn’t even know existed,” comments Jeff Hart, CEO and President at OneCommand.

Cell Phones for Soldiers is a family-run nonprofit organization that was founded in 2004. They have provided more than 204 million minutes of free talk time to servicemen and women stationed around the world. On average, Cell Phones for Soldiers distributes 7,500 pre-paid calling cards each week to bases around the world, care package programs, deployment ceremonies, and VA hospitals. They have recycled more than 11 million cell phones, which reduces the impact on landfills.

“Each year we have been humbled by the amount of people and organizations, like OneCommand, that take the initiative to support our troops,” states Brittany Bergquist, Co-Founder of Cell Phones for Soldiers. “The communication gap between those serving and their families is a crucial need that Cell Phones for Soldiers is committed to addressing for years to come.”

About OneCommand (
OneCommand is the industry leader in deploying leading-edge communications technology proven to increase response rates, drive traffic, and lower marketing costs. OneCommand provides a Customer Marketing and Loyalty Automation Platform™, which is designed to drive customer loyalty in the auto industry. For more than a decade, OneCommand’s proven platform of voice, email, text, direct mail, and social communications has been delivering results that are targeted, turnkey, and trigger-based. Every day OneCommand delivers more than one million personalized messages on behalf of its 4,000 clients throughout North America. Every auto dealership is looking for an advantage. OneCommand is the successful dealer’s secret weapon for delivering consistent results in their Sales and Service Departments.

About Cell Phones for Soldiers (
Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. is a national nonprofit dedicated to serving troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding. Founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, Cell Phones for Soldiers has provided more than 204 million “Minutes That Matter” to deployed troops. Since 2012, “Helping Heroes Home” has provided emergency funds for more than 400 returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional, and assimilation hardships.

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