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

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.


source: T-Mobile via TmoNews

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19 Comments

1. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Go T-Mo. Its always something with them.

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They're the good guys everyday.

3. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

T-Mobile just keeps on surprising me...

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

tmobile is doing something great keep it up t mo

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

7. skuld

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

T-Mo never fails to impress.

8. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

11. DAMONORIBELLO

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

those who help without boasting are helping for the right reason

15. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

9. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 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

10. skuld

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

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

12. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

13. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 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...

14. wizzardtech

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 12, 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.

16. jjnbbills12

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

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

17. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 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

18. GoJin

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 05, 2013

.Filipino here... Thank you guys for giving a thought of us. Thanks TMo

19. andynaija

Posts: 1243; Member since: Sep 08, 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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