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AT&T makes calling to Japan free in March, tech companies donate resources to help the Japanese

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Mar 2011, 07:12

AT&T has made calls to your friends and relatives in Japan free this month. Google, Apple, Microsoft and Twitter all have projects in place to help too...

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posted on 14 Mar 2011, 09:18 5

1. jbash (Posts: 345; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

Our prayers go out to eveyone in Japan during this catastrophic disaster.

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 12:47

2. jcoberg10 (Posts: 112; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)

VZW is doing this as well and texting also. I don't know anyone in japan but for people that do the cell phone companies that do this are doing the right thing.

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 13:28 2

3. Sawako (unregistered)

It is very good service, but please DON'T CALL to Japan UNNECESSARILY. It's difficult to get a connection even within Japan now. Your kind understanding help more people in critical situation.

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 14:05 1

4. Takako (unregistered)

We really appreciate America's and other country's help and support.
Thank you so much!

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 21:14 1

5. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

Where was our free calls and text's to Haiti when the earthquake stuck over there??? or The one in Chile or the big fuss in Egypt, or All the problems in the Underdeveloped countries that it faces each day instead of once every so years??? I find these companies exploiting this situation to make themselves look good. Shame on you ATT and Verizon.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 11:52 1

6. godlymagic (unregistered)

Actually when the earthquake STRUCK, not stuck, on January 12, 2010, AT&T offered to credit up to 60 minutes of calls and up to 60 international long distance text messages per line from the U.S., Puerto Rico, and USVI to Haiti for periods 01/12/2011 to 01/31/2011. This was offered to residential and landline customers and went through until 01/31/2010. In addition, AT&T also donated $50,000 to this relief and ran a text to donate campaign.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 16:24 1

7. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

50,000$ is nothing to the multi-billion $ they have. And again the underdeveloped countries suffer EACH DAY not once every so years. ATT only comes to help when it see's an opportunity to glorify itself.

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 16:27 1

8. Hotzb22 (Posts: 109; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)

actually they did give free calls to Haiti

posted on 15 Mar 2011, 17:34

9. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

they charged my neighbor big* time.

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