Everything Everywhere drops fees for text donations

Nick Hurd's tweet confirms communications company will 'permanently suspend' all fees on text donations

Everything Everywhere
Everything Everywhere

Everything Everywhere, the umbrella company formed by Orange and T-Mobile to run both operators' mobile phone networks, has dropped its fees on text donations, but might review the decision at a later stage.

Yesterday, Nick Hurd, the Minister for Civil Society, wrote on the social networking site Twitter: "Good meeting with Everything Everywhere. 100 percent pass-through of text donations confirmed."

A spokeswoman for Everything Everywhere confirmed its fees had been dropped. "The suspension is permanent, but may be subject to review in the future as any company policy can be," she said.

The move follows a campaign by the Institute of Fundraising in April to persuade the operator to drop its charges permanently.

It wrote a letter to all of its organisational members asking them to join the campaign. The letter said Everything Everywhere was the only major operator not to pass on 100 per cent of text donations to all charities.

Shortly after the launch of the campaign, the company announced it was to suspend all of its fees, but would not confirm how long the suspension would last.

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