Sprint finally joins the club in free calls to Haiti

Sprint finally joins the club in free calls to Haiti
Almost a month after a deadly earthquake struck Haiti, Sprint has finally joined in providing free phone calls to the country. Although it may seem a bit late for the gesture, it's welcomed due to the fact that they are planning on crediting long distance fees on calls from the US to Haiti – it'll be retroactive from  January 12 to February 28. In addition, they've donated 2,000 mobile phones to benefit wireless users in Haiti. Ralph Reid, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Sprint, said “As wireless communication to and from Haiti continues to play a critical role in the relief and recovery efforts, Sprint will continue extending needed resources to those on the ground in Haiti and the coordination efforts back in the US. We hope these new offerings and our previous contributions prove beneficial to the victims, Haiti's wireless providers and the dedicated aid workers." Not stopping just there, the Sprint Foundation has donated $50,000 and is matching Sprint employee contributions made in January to the American Red Cross International Response Fund. Despite the late move in offering free phone calls to Haiti, they've been cognizant since the aftermath and doing their part in aiding their customers – so now they won't have to worry about expensive long distance charges.

source: Sprint

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12 Comments

1. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

A little late. . .

3. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

at least they backdated it, in case you did call.

2. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

T-Mobile started free calls to Haiti, Verizon followed suit, Sprint finally jumped on the bandwagon, and AT&T still won't donate the couple hundred dollars from the guy that texted HAITI to 90999 from all the demo phones in the store. I'm still laughing a lot on the inside (and outside) about this one.

4. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

cuz its fraud. . .

5. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

does anybody remember when sprint was just taking katrina donations from all there customers ooopppps if you didn't know that you might wanna check your bills in detail the year katrina hit, i got credited for most of mine b/c they never told anyone

6. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

WOW!!! I was not aware of this. This was another Customer Service blunder of Sprint along with extending customers contracts without their knowledge and approval. Keeping customers away from getting new handsets every 12, 20 to 24 months is not conducive for a positive customer experience. Glad they have learned their lesson!!!

7. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

a month after the original earthquake! nice job sprint.

8. jbroots3

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

IM GLAD EVERYONE ON THIS SITE DOESNT GIVE A 5HIT ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN HAITI AND CARE MORE ABOUT THEIR FANBOY BULL5HIT. GET OVER YOURSELVES. YOUR CARRIER DOESNT CARE ABOUT YOU NOR DOES YOUR IPHONE. Mateo go get your $5 back. Rwolf go suck a hairy one. while youre doing that anyone who needs to text haiti can do it for free and now not worry about calling. and the company matched about 250 million dollars of employee contribution. at least the company is doing something losers. its never too late to help people in need, something im sure you dont know how to do bc you invest all your money in stupid 5hit like overpriced cell phone service.

12. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

ROOTS, How a business or an organization responds to a disaster makes a difference. Sprint took a FEMA-like late approach to the crisis and thank god no lives were in Sprints hands. Sprint and CEO Dan Hesse should be ashamed. FYI. I prefer shaved, lol.

9. jbroots3

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

$250 thousand matched contribution*

10. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

jbroots your a imbecile.

11. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

I called Sprint today and they don't know anything about it... So make you double check before you start calling.

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