make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Verizon Wireless call center donates 350 computers to area non-profit organizations


Thanks to a technology upgrade, ten area non-profit organizations received donated computers today.

The Verizon Wireless call center donated 395 computers to area churches and schools this morning. Representatives from each organization lined up their trucks, vans, and SUV's so call center executives could help load the computers. Another 350 computers will be given away later this summer.

For information on how your organization can receive a part of the next donation contact Thomas Davis at the Verizon Wireless Call Center. The phone number is (910) 794-7313.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.


A bit uhmm old, and unless its for a (are you providing tech sup

Wow.. Those suckers have some YEARS on them...
End-of-life products typically don't make for a good donation.. IT makes for EASY disposal for corporate entities that in turn can write off a certain % of the product on taxes, give themselves a super name for doing good, and get rid of their headaches to someone else...
Think about it... If a 501c3 needs a donated PC, they won't be able to provide software, parts, upgrades or tech support... SO while it looks like a good deed.. Its a 501c3 nightmare... EXCEPT unless it is for a school that doesn't have anything....

Verizon Computers

Check your facts again - these computers are being donated because Verizon is upgrading their entire system, not because the computers are old. All Verizon employees will soon be on a whole new system, and some of these computers are new. Guess it might be better to put them all in a landfill?


So are you stating a fact that the computers are not old? Maybe you need to check your facts or learn the definition of old.

Schools need these computers and can usually provide support!

School systems usually can provide support for used computers that are 3-5 years old. These can replace older PCs (6-10 years old) without the great cost mentioned. OS = $50 Microsoft discount), Monitor = $100 (if you don't have any you can reuse), Keyboard and mouse = $20. $170 total. OpenOffice is available for free as a good productivity application suite that is compatible with Microsoft Office. To recap, donated PCs that are not ancient are good values for school systems, saving taxpayers significently.