Major wireless carriers supporting text donations for Chile earthquake

Major wireless carriers supporting text donations for Chile earthquake
As we've seen already after the tragic events that unfolded in Haiti, most of the major domestic wireless carriers were able to help the cause by accepting text message donations. In the wake of the aftermath that just occurred in Chile after one of the strongest earthquakes to ever be recorded hit the country, there have been a number of organizations that were quick to respond by also setting up SMS shortcodes to accept donations. These include Text Chile to 23583 to donate $10 to Habitat for Humanity,  20222 to donate $10 to World Vision, or 52000 to donate $10 to the Salvation Army. In doing what they can to help out, all of the major wireless providers in the country are supporting these codes – this includes AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon. In these times of trouble and distress, any help would be much appreciated and it's nice to see that these carriers are quick to act in doing what they can to help out.

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6 Comments

1. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

Verizon actually announced this morning that they are also waiving all calls to and from Chile just as they have done in Haiti. Lets see when the other carriers follow suit on this. Once again, it seems Verizon is the industry leader in this regard.

2. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

Also, I hate to say it, but I wonder if this really is the end of the world and we start having disasters in every country like the movie 2012, then maybe international long distance charges will become a thing of the past. Hmmm, kinda makes you wonder.........

3. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

As the saying goes, shit happens. The Earth is going to do what it does, and unfortunately if you live near a fault line, these things are bound to happen. There's no way to prevent it.

4. Rhetoric

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

There's no end of the world coming, and there aren't more earthquakes. There are HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of earthquakes a year, most happen in places with very low or no human population. Whenever a natural disaster hits a populated area, people always worry about the same old thing.

5. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

I was making a tongue in cheek, satirical comment...no harm no foul

6. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Earth is a living planet and the tectonic plates are always moving...I just saw on the news that there are on average 18 earthquakes a year over 7.0 on the richter scale...Its march and there are going to be 16 more earthquakes...more charity and more free calling...enjoy.

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