Friends & Family Sale: Celebrating and Honoring our Teachers, Nurses & Mothers this May

Today, more than ever, we all need to band together and support one another during this process of finding our new normal. As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, there’s never been a better time to bring awareness to the importance of taking care of our mental health, and ways we can support each other to do this. What we have learned during this global pandemic is that it is more important than ever to stay connected to our loved ones, as our mental health is so closely tied to our relational health.

Let’s be honest, our friends and family have become our therapists, our virtual personal trainers and teachers, and most importantly our Zoom Happy Hour regulars. Through our social donation initiative over the last month, we heard from many people who shared their stories on how their lives are being impacted.  We read stories from nurses and doctors on the frontline needing help staying connected and keeping their families safe; from teachers working hard to stay connected to their students while trying to navigate a new remote learning environment; from family members expressing the need to see the faces of their long-distance relatives that don’t have access to smartphones, and many more. 

With this all in mind, Palm created our first Friends and Family Sale. This sale kicks off today and offers over $100 in discounts and savings on our four bundle offerings. Additionally, our unlocked Palm smartphone is now just $279, priced down from $350. All of these deals will be for sale exclusively on Palm.com.

 

Give Your Mom the Upgrade She Deserves

Mothers are our everyday heroes, so let’s give her the recognition she deserves. Moms all have a lot on their plate right now, with many of them now homeschooling their kids while trying to work from home, keep up with laundry and other household chores, and produce three healthy meals a day. We know that Mother’s Day may be different this year, but don’t let that stop you from celebrating her. Had brunch plans scheduled? Instead of going out for brunch, connect with your mother using a video app and cook a favorite recipe together instead. Have a mom or grandmother that needs an upgrade to their mobile phone? Are they still carrying around a flip phone? This Mother’s day, give them the gift of connection with a new Palm smartphone. Our Friends & Family Sale has made it easier and more affordable than ever to purchase a brand new smartphone, one that will bring you closer together.  

 

Gifting Teachers and Nurses with the Power of Communication

The closings of our schools during the pandemic had classrooms shifting to virtual learning practices, changing the way teachers interact with their students. However, when both parties have to depend on technology to communicate, there’s more to deal with as access to these resources isn’t always widely available. Having a second phone to designate as the phone to use for communication with parents and students is a big win. We heard from a 7th grade math teacher during our campaign who shared, “communication between my students and me during these times is crucial to maintaining theirs and my well being knowing that we are still forming relationships. I want students to be able to text me if they need anything, or if they're confused at a problem. Without a doubt, them having a direct line to me would be AMAZING.” This year during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8) surprise your friend or family member that is a teacher with a Palm to help lighten the burden.

Frontline health workers are the backbone of effective healthcare systems. They include our nurses, doctors, pharmacists, first responders and more serving our communities. We have come to understand their need for an “at work” phone that they can use when working that 12+ hour shift and can leave in their locker room, so they feel a little bit safer when they come home. By having a Palm during the shift, they are able to assist with patients that need to connect to a family member that can’t visit but also having a phone to communicate with their own family during work hours. Now would be a good time to surprise them with a gift this year that will help them not only feel safer but also help them at work, as Palm easily fits into their scrubs or around their neck for easy access, lightening their load. One of our Palm Heroes from the frontline shared with us that Palm’s “2-ounce weight makes it virtually unnoticeable to me and allows me to easily get on the phone to hear my family's voice, share a fun text, or send them a video message. I have found the size, functionality, and design of the Palm phone to be highly useful in my line of work.”


Simple, Easy, Affordable

Palm understands the economic impact that this novel virus has caused many people. These are times when we have to prioritize what we spend our money on, and that sometimes means that a broken phone may not get fixed or gifting your kid their first phone may need to wait. Palm wants to do our part and help by offering our Friends and Family discount through Memorial Day. Enjoy over $100 in savings on our bundles and $70 on the purchase of a new Palm. Additionally, if you use Affirm when purchasing, you are able to make low monthly payments. Looking to decrease in your phone bill? Palm also offers affordable exclusive plans starting as low as $5 per month through our partner US Mobile

So, as we enter May 2020, remember to get outside and enjoy your surroundings if you can, knowing that Palm helps us to stay connected to our loved ones but also provides those #LifeMode moments, allowing us to enjoy the life we do have right now. Thank you for becoming a part of our #PalmCrew family.