Florida Telecom Entrepreneur To Award ‘Hidden Figgers’ Scholarships

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Florida Telecom Entrepreneur To Award ‘Hidden Figgers’ Scholarships

Quincy, Florida’s Freddie Figgers will award $10,000 in scholarships to Quincy/Tallahassee-area graduating high school students interested in careers in software and mobile app development. Theses students will become the first “Hidden Figgers Scholars”.

Freddie Figgers(Quincy, Fla. – May 22, 2017) Freddie Figgers, the telecommunication entrepreneur and founder of Figgers Communication from Quincy, Fla., today announced the launch of the ‘Hidden Figgers’ Scholarship to recognize 10 outstanding Quincy/Tallahassee-area high school scholars who are interested in pursuing careers in software and mobile app development.

Figgers has become one of the nation’s youngest owners of a telecommunications and manufacturing company. His cellular and home phone services have access to 25 calling features at no cost, advanced communications with flexibility, and mobility.

Ten, $1,000 scholarship will be presented to outstanding graduating high school seniors who are currently attending a Quincy/Tallahassee-area schools. The students must be interested in following the impressive footsteps of Figgers, who at 27, is one of the nation’s youngest owners of a cell phone company, owns eight patents, and was recently recognized on the Tom Joyner Morning Show’s Little Known Black History Facts.

“I have always loved technology and engineering, “said Figgers, who has been repairing computers and building networks since he was nine-years-old. “I want to invest in students who are curious, interested in developing software and mobile apps who just need a little bit of help to pursue their dreams.”

An interested student must meet the following requirements:

  • Attend a high school in one of the following northern Florida counties: Leon, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison and Taylor.
  • Will be graduating in Spring 2017
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 confirmed by unofficial transcript
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher addressing student’s work
  • Submission of up to a 500-word essay describing the software or mobile app you would like to develop.
  • A copy of at least one acceptance letter from a college or university.

All documents for the applications must be submitted online at http://freddiefiggers.com/scholarship by 5 p.m., June 30.

For more information, contact Neil Foote, neil@neilfoote.com214.448.3765.


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Built4U Mobile Offers Five Tips on What You Need to Know About Your Phone Contract

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Built4U Mobile, a telecom start-up, offers five tips on what you need to need to know about your mobile phone contract that many people ignore – or simply don’t understand.

Darrell Woolen

Darrell Woolen

The company (http://built4umobile.com), founded by Darrell Woolen, a veteran of the telecommunications industry, said too many people don’t understand what they’re paying for every month they get their bill or the details of what their contract allows them to do.

“I talk to so many people who are paying fees for items that they don’t understand or even know what’s really in their contract,” said Woolen who started the firm because he, along with so many friends and family, complained about their rising cell phone bills. “I know. I was one of those people. Now, I know what to look for.”

Woolen said here are five key items every person should review – and ask your mobile provider about it:

  • Unlimited data: Is it really? You need to review your bill, then call customer service to confirm what your plan includes, and how much you’re paying in overage fees. Do you understand how much data your APPs, videos and games really use?
  • Contract term: So many mobile companies now are allowing you to pay for your new phone on a monthly basis on top of your monthly phone charges. Do you really understand how much you’re really paying for your phone? What if you get some extra cash and want to pay extra to pay for your new phone sooner? Can you do that? Is it just cheaper to pay for your new phone outright?
  • “Reasonable usage”: What does this mean? How does this affect my monthly costs?
  • Changing providers: Some companies are allowing you to “break your contract” to switch providers. This may not be as easy as it seems. Find out what the actual costs of switching.
  • Overage fees: Are you paying attention to how much you’re paying for every (SMS) text message that exceeds your plan? How much are you paying for your extra services to your plan that you’re no longer using?

Woolen’s team consists of a group of experienced sales, telecommunications and operations executives who joined him to start the nationwide full-service mobile telephone company. Convenience and flexibility are among the key components of the Built4U model. Customers can sign up for plans online 24/7, contact a local sales agent or call by phone (855-399-2470) to have access to high-quality multi-carrier networks available around the country. The company offers customers a full suite of products, including voice, text, data and cell phones. No contracts for service are required and devices are available with $0 interest for a two-year agreement, with approved credit.

Built4U Mobile is signing up direct sales agents, (built4ucareers.com) avoiding traditional brick-and-mortar stores to keep overhead costs low. Woolen is also giving back to the community. As part of its social entrepreneurship philosophy, Built4U Mobile is lining up strategic partnerships with local schools, colleges, and churches so it can raise money from cell phone usage. Recently, Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III of Friendship-West Baptist Church added Built4U Mobile to its West Wall Street Initiative, an effort to empower local businesses and consumers to reinvest in their communities.

For more information about the company, investment opportunities or to set up interviews with Mr. Woolen, contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications, LLC, 214.448.3765, neil@neilfoote.com


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Built4U Mobile Launches New Service with Full Suite of Products and Services

Offers Solution to Customers Tired of Overpaying and Sets Out to Recycle Dollars Back to Communities

DALLAS, June 8, 2016 – Built4U Mobile, a telecom start-up, has launched a new nationwide mobile telephone company with a full suite of products and services that are targeting customers tired of overpaying for their phone services.

The company (http://built4umobile.com) also is lining up partnerships with local institutions, such Full page photoas local school districts, colleges and faith-based groups, to allow them to generate revenue and create opportunities. Darrell Woolen, Built4UMobile’s founder, has more than 35 years in the telecommunications industry, working for such companies AT&T, Sprint, Com Systems and DSC Communication. He started the nationwide full-service mobile telephone company because he, along with so many friends and family, complained about their rising cell phone bills.

“Let’s face it,” Woolen said. “We can’t live without our cell phones nowadays. Built4U Mobile has no hidden costs or agendas. You pay for what you want and what you use. It’s easy to sign up, get going and start using your phone without worrying about how much your phone bill will be every month.”

Experienced team

Woolen’s team consists of a group of experienced sales, telecommunications, and operations executives who joined him to start the company. Convenience and flexibility are among the key components of the Built4U model. Customers can sign up for plans online 24/7, contact a local sales agent or call by phone (855-399-2470) to have access to high-quality multi-carrier networks available around the country. The company offers customers a full suite of products, including voice, text, data and cell phones. No contracts for service are required and devices are available with $0 interest for a two-year agreement, with approved credit.

Looking for sales agents

Built4U Mobile also is signing up direct sales agents, (built4ucareers.com) avoiding traditional brick-and-mortar stores to keep overhead costs low. The company’s founder, Darrell Woolen is setting out to create a highly profitable company, but wants to make sure he’s also giving back to the community. As part of its social entrepreneurship philosophy, Built4U Mobile is negotiating strategic partnerships with local schools, colleges, and churches so they can raise money from cell phone usage. “We like to think of it as recycling revenues back into the communities we serve,” Woolen said. Recently, Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III of Friendship-West Baptist Church, added Built4U Mobile to its West Wall Street Initiative, an effort to empower local businesses and consumers to reinvest in their communities.

“Of course, we’re looking to become a hugely successful company,” Woolen said. “But we are also about community development, we have a passion for it. We want to help school districts, colleges, and churches have the resources to prepare the next generation.”


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