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Call or text your family and friends in the Philippines for free courtesy of T-Mobile

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Call or text your family and friends in the Philippines for free courtesy of T-Mobile
Typhone Haiyan brought death and destruction to the Philippines and while nothing can make up for the lives lost and the homes destroyed, T-Mobile is trying to ease the burden of friends and family in the U.S. by allowing free calls and texts to the region. Besides T-Mobile, the offer extends to its other brands and MVNOs including MetroPCS, GoSmart Mobile, Brightspot and Walmart Family Mobile.

From November 8th through November 30th, T-Mobile will not only allow free calling and texting from the U.S. to the Philippines, the carrier will also wipe out roaming charges for its prepaid customers already in the area, or who are traveling to the region for rescue efforts. Those T-Mobile customers who often make calls to the Philippines will receive an email from the carrier carrying more information.

"After the tragic devastation from Typhoon Haiyan, many T-Mobile customers are trying to reach and stay in touch with their family and friends in the Philippines. T-Mobile and all of its operating brands including MetroPCS, GoSmart Mobile, Brightspot (Target) and Walmart Family Mobile, are making this easy to do, without worrying about charges or fees.

T-Mobile is waiving and crediting fees for all calls and text messages by current customers placed to the Philippines from November 8 through November 30, 2013. GoSmart Mobile, Brightspot (Target) and Walmart Family Mobile customers will receive credits for calls and text messages to the Philippines. Prepaid customers will be able to make calls and send text messages to the Philippines during this timeframe, free of charge, if their service is capable of international calling and texting."
-T-Mobile statement

source: T-Mobile via TmoNews

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posted on 16 Nov 2013, 15:31 9

1. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Go T-Mo. Its always something with them.

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 15:40 15

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2129; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Good to see some carrier support, T-mobile are good guys today.

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 16:12 8

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


They're the good guys everyday.

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 15:47 13

3. Yubnub (Posts: 100; Member since: 23 May 2013)


T-Mobile just keeps on surprising me...

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 15:48 14

4. apple4never (Posts: 948; Member since: 08 May 2013)


tmobile is doing something great keep it up t mo

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 16:23

6. Shatter (Posts: 2027; Member since: 29 May 2013)


http://i.imgur.com/PYGCKo4.jpg

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 16:35 8

7. skuld (Posts: 44; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


T-Mo never fails to impress.

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 18:18

8. downphoenix (Posts: 2329; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Sprint is also doing this and they announced it before t-mobile, but no announcement for that one? interesting.

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 19:48 2

11. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 86; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


those who help without boasting are helping for the right reason

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 21:39 1

15. Augustine (Posts: 719; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Most friends who immigrated to the US shy away from Verizon and Spring because of CDMA, virtually useless outside N. America. Rather, they use either AT&T or T-mobile, the GSM carriers in the US, so that when they go back home to visit the family, they can just get a local SIM card and use the very same phones. Or, better yet if they're on T-mobile: they can roam abroad for free and make cheap calls.

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 18:20 6

9. hellonerds (Posts: 233; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


yeah my mom and dad got this text msg yesterday... they just got GS3 and just came back to t-mo coming from att... my family members house got some what destroyed there... a big tree flew into the house everyone is ok thank god.... as for me im still on att and will be going back to t-mo soon as my contract is up... i have a note 3 t-mo using it on att...

so glad to see t-mo to support tragic things and not worry about making that buck.... t-mobile supports humanity and life... seeing this hurricane in tv is crazy but knowing someone and talking to them about it just hits hard.. my family friends some didnt make it..rip..

thanks guys for all the comments really means a lot :) feels good to see comments that are good and not about trolls and whats better/not

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 18:56 3

10. skuld (Posts: 44; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


Filipinos have no reason to give up and lose hope when all countries in the world are uniting to help them

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 20:28 1

12. apple4never (Posts: 948; Member since: 08 May 2013)


glad your family is ok and its good that youre getting support from everyone

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 21:22 3

13. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


The value of human life and dignity will always exceed technology disputes or fanboyism. Good luck to your family, and kudos towards T-Mobile for being generous enough to help in their own way...

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 21:37

14. wizzardtech (Posts: 59; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


Good job T-mobile and I hope other carriers will follow too. Thank you very much for all the help and donations. God Bless Everyone.

posted on 17 Nov 2013, 00:23 1

16. jjnbbills12 (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Dec 2011)


verizon is not charging for any calls or text.. going back to the 8th till dec 12th..

posted on 17 Nov 2013, 00:36

17. robocopvn (Posts: 180; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


though I have to consider this as a marketing movement by T-mobile as a MBA student. But it's still very meaningful. Thank you T-mobile

posted on 17 Nov 2013, 00:38

18. GoJin (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)


.Filipino here...

Thank you guys for giving a thought of us.

Thanks TMo

posted on 17 Nov 2013, 01:52

19. andynaija (Posts: 469; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


This is very nice to see a company be selfless and support others in need. Even though they won't make any gain out of this (monetary wise), they will gain (prestige wise).

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