AT&T and Verizon Will Offer Free Calls and Texts to Japan Through March 31st
Following Friday’s devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan, AT&T has announced that through March 31st, its wireless customers in the United States and Puerto Rico will not be charged for international calls or text messages to Japan. As for landline customers, they’re entitled to seek credits to cover up to 60 minutes of direct dial calling. All calls and texts since the quake on March 11th are covered by both plans.
Update: Verizon has matched AT&T’s plan.
All Verizon Wireless post-paid customers will receive free calling to Japan from March 11 through April 10 and will receive free text and multimedia messaging to Japan for the same time period. And Verizon Prepaid Phone Card charges for all long-distance calls placed to Japan from the United States will also be waived from March 11 until April 10. Verizon will also be providing FiOS TV customers who are not subscribed to the channel free access to TV Japan through March 17.
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