AT&T is now offering wireless billing relief to rescue workers in Haiti

AT&T is now offering wireless billing relief to rescue workers in Haiti
Although we haven’t seen a move to offer free unlimited phone calls to Haiti by AT&T, they’re finally stepping it up in their efforts to aid relief workers in the country. Unlike the free unlimited phone calls to Haiti that Verizon, T-Mobile, and Cricket Wireless were offering, AT&T is opting to waive wireless charges for customers who are in Haiti. This applies to any relief workers that are in the country helping out who have AT&T Wireless service – phone calls, data usage, and text messages that were made since January 12 will be waived. Although it took some time for the carrier to start offering this, AT&T will continue to waive charges until February 28, 2010. Once that date passes, AT&T will continue to develop a calling/data plan specifically for relief workers in Haiti who plan on staying there after March 1. This new move already supplements AT&T’s commitment in aiding the country which includes more than $12.3 million through the Red Cross International Relief fund.

source: PR Newswire

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10 Comments

1. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Always nice to hear a company step it up in times of crisis.

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

ya even if it is weeks after the original quake.

3. Iphoneluv

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

Vzw fanman, Do you have a life outside of phonearena?

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yup. facebook. class. work. hanging out. partying. :-)

7. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

no job

8. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i said work.

5. Trevsx1000

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 08, 2009

By clicking the link to Verizon's press release I was sent to an article that is titled 'Verizon Waives Long-Distance Charges for Calls to Haiti From Customers' Residential Wireline and Wireless Phones for Two More Weeks' And in actually reading it (God forbid PA reads articles before paraphrasing) calls from Haiti (i.e long distance calls) for VZW customers are free. Bias FTW!

6. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

everything's a competition for you Vzw kids huh?

9. Trevsx1000

Posts: 33; Member since: Dec 08, 2009

No, just more of a I-like-the-sites-I-go-to-to-get-my-news-from-to-have-accurate-information thing.

10. CourtneyAdams unregistered

I personally really appreciate the option of mobile billing as it can make things really convenient for me.

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