AT&T & Verizon Offering Free Calls After Japans Earthquake and Tsunami
After Japans devastation of the earthquake and tsunami last week AT&T and Verizon are doing it’s best to offer customers with friends and family in Japan free calls and texts from the U.S.
Post-paid customers on Verizon and AT&T can use this new offer as support to help family and friends stay in touch, AT&T is offering free calls to any Japanese number from the U.S and Puerto Rico and you can also send text messages for free to Japanese numbers right up until March 31.
AT&T customers can text “redcross” to 90999 where you can give a $10 donation to help the Red Cross, this donation will help with disaster support in the area, no text message fees apply.
Verizon Wireless is also offering post-paid customers free calls and texts to Japan up until April 11, Verizon customers can also donate money to Red Cross via iTunes, you can donate between $5.00 and $200.00 directly through an iTunes account. For text messaging donations please visit this Verizon page with all numbers.
All calls made from a Verizon residential landline to Japan will be rated at $0.00 per minute, from March 11. Customers with Verizon World Plan (300, 500 or unlimited minutes of long-distance calling) can call Japan without using any minutes from their time-allotment blocks.
Our thoughts are with those in Japan and those that have family and friends in the disaster areas.