T-Mobile enables free calling and texting to and from Mexico as Hurricane Patricia makes landfall

T-Mobile enables free calling and texting to and from Mexico as Hurricane Patricia makes landfall
One of the more powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere turned out to lose much of its strength as it hit the west coast of Mexico on Saturday.

Thankfully, Puerto Vallarta and other coastal areas were spared of significant damage, and once the system approached the mountains further inland, the greatest fears were largely left unrealized.

That said, there are plenty of more isolated areas that may have been cut off by the storm, and while authorities are assessing the situation, T-Mobile announced that from now until November 7th, across all brands (T-Mobile, MetroPCS, GoSmart, Walmart Family Mobile), customers can make and receive calls and texts to Mexico, and within Mexico, at no cost, so people can stay in touch with loved ones in the wake of the storm.

While it looks as though Mexico will not suffer the devastation that some feared, it is still a nice gesture of T-Mobile to offer this service to its customers free of charge.

via: AP and TmoNews

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15 Comments

1. thowersome

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Not bad for free face

2. andynaija

Posts: 1242; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

15. thowersome

Posts: 34; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

"free" advertisement (ex. "Wow, T-mobile is letting people connect with their loved ones in Mexico until the duration of November 7 for free.")

3. microsoftco.asoj

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 22, 2015

Very thoughtful!

13. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Verizon is also offering this:http://goo.gl/D9wfeK

4. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Donald Trump won't be liking this.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17043; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Trump would just make Mexico pay for the calls.

7. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Donald Trump??? (i'm from UK so I don't know most nicknames)

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3934; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Its A Real Name LOL. He's running For US President, Noway He'll Win.

11. discharge unregistered

Thanks god if so we're doomed like bush almost did

10. discharge unregistered

He's a HUGE racists and a dicrase to the USA

5. sam3k

Posts: 130; Member since: May 02, 2013

It's reasons like these why I need the return of fm radio on smartphones

9. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

then simply screw the ones who do not feature it. you aren't compelled to purchase what doesn't suit you, - is it? *cough*

12. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

You really think it's that simple to just not buy a phone because it doesn't have an FM radio? Samsung offers some features no other manufacturer has so if you buy another phone you might end up with even less features.

14. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Seems to me that this is more T-Mo propaganda. Some other carriers like Cricket and Sprint have announced similar initiatives, yet no news stories for those.

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