Updated | July 10, 2013
There’s just one problem with all that Tweeting, Facebooking, and Instagramming Scouts and Scouters will do at this summer’s national jamboree.
All those Web-connected devices can only go as far as the batteries inside them.
So, hook up with Samsung and AT&T, an official sponsor of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree.
Now, when you purchase a new Samsung smartphone or tablet and sign up for a two-year plan with AT&T, you’ll get a commemorative, jamboree-edition Goal Zero Switch 8 solar charging kit (a $100 value) for free.
The pocket-size kit will fully charge a smartphone and gets its juice from the sun’s rays, meaning you won’t be tethered to a charging station at the Summit all week — though those will be available for the non-solar Scouts and Scouters among us.
The offer works with almost all Samsung products, including the new Samsung Galaxy S4, and the even-newer Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, which is dust- and water-resistant. If tablets are your thing, you can get the deal with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
The only requirement is that you sign up for a two-year agreement with a voice plan for feature phones or a data or Mobile Share plan for smartphones and tablets. Once you make a qualifying purchase, the free kit won’t appear in your cart, but you will get an email confirmation within five days about the status of your gift.
Ready to order? Go to this ATT offer page to order or learn more.
Not on AT&T?
AT&T is blanketing the jamboree site with cell coverage, but your phone will still work at the Summit Bechtel Reserve even if you don’t have an AT&T phone.
At last summer’s Summit Shakedown, held a year before the actual jamboree, people on Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile told me they had decent coverage — if not full bars — pretty much everywhere.