Phone companies step up to help Japan

Phone companies step up to help Japan

Summary: Communication with those affected by the crisis in Japan is crucial, and most U.S. phone companies are stepping up to offer free calls and text messages to Japan.

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The disaster in Japan is simply mind-boggling to watch from afar, even worse for those with family and friends in the country. Communication with those affected is crucial during times such as these, and most U.S. phone companies are stepping up to offer free calls and text messages to Japan.

T-Mobile today has announced free call and text messages to Japan, joining Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and Comcast in the effort. AT&T and T-Mobile will offer the free service to Japan through March 31, while the others will provide it through April 11. Given the magnitude of the disaster it wouldn't be surprising if some or all of these companies extend that free service.

Way to step up and help those in need. T-Mobile customers can help by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999 and a $10 donation to help Japan will be applied to your mobile phone bill.

Topics: Telcos, Mobility

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  • RE: Phone companies step up to help Japan

    The text RedCross to 90999 is not restricted to TMobile. Definitely worked for me on AT&T
    mranlett
  • For some sick reason, those Phone companies are holding onto the money.

    change.org even has a petition to try to get the phone companies to deliver the donations right away...

    http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-delay-on-donations-to-japan-2#?opt_new=t

    Way to c@ck block help for those in need AT&T and Verizon...
    i8thecat