To help customers with friends and family in Japan following last week’s earthquake and tsunami, both AT&T and Verizon are offering free calling and texting to Japan from the U.S. Post-paid iPhone users on Verizon and AT&T are eligible for these offers.
AT&T has announced that its wireless post-paid customers (those who receive a monthly bill) can make free international calls to Japanese numbers from the U.S. and Puerto Rico and send text messages at no charge to Japanese numbers between now and March 31.
We want to help our customers connect with loved ones in Japan in anyway we can,” said Mark Collins, senior vice president, Voice and Data Products, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “Connecting with family and friends is most important at times like this— we want to make it as easy and worry free as possible for our customers.”
Verizon Wireless has announced that it is offering its wireless post-paid customers free international calls and text messaging to Japan between now and April 11. Pre-paid wireless customers also benefit from this offer with any charges for calls made to Japan during this period waived.
Apple is providing an easy method to donate money to the American Red Cross to support the relief efforts in Japan through iTunes. Customers can elect to donate between $5.00 and $200.00 directly through an iTunes account in the iTunes store.
Our thoughts are with those in need of help in Japan in the wake of this disaster.