AT&T offers three months free phones for COVID frontline nurses and physicians on Some Good News

As much as anything with this post, I’m happy to make sure that everyone knows about John Krasniski’s Some Good News, a video of good news that’s happening during the coronavirus quarantine. In itself, it’s a way that technology it making things a little easier. The latest edition included a generous offer of free phone service to frontline nurses and physicians on AT&T’s FirstNet network for three months…

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The free FirstNet service extends to ALL nurses and physicians nationwide starting April 13, and applies to both new and existing AT&T subscribers, giving them access to exclusive FirstNet features that aren’t available through standard wireless service from any carrier. Full press release here.

If you are not familiar with FirstNet, FirstNet was built exclusively for first responders based on 9/11 Commission recommendations to enhance communications for the public safety community. This includes health care first responders, law enforcement and firefighters, along with 911 communicators and emergency managers.

  • This is an entirely different Network and it’s onlyfor first responders.
  • It prioritizes first responder voice and data, 24/7. It’s a VIP lane for public safety communications. Regardless of how heavy network use is, first responder calls and data are prioritized on FirstNet, keeping those on the frontlines connected when they need it most.
  • Plus more.FirstNet partners with public safety agencies to provide additional resources, from a dedicated fleet of portable cell sites to an app ecosystem designed for them. See more on those efforts here.

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 more on how AT&T is supporting the first responder community during COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 blog.

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Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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