Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint offer free calls to Turkey after Istanbul airport bombing


The four major US wireless carriers - Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile - are all offering free calls to Turkey right after the deadly Istanbul Atatürk airport attack that left 40 dead (among them some 13 foreign nationals) and over 140 wounded on Tuesday night.

Such a nice gesture has become a common reaction by the US carriers and it's nice knowing that subscribers can keep in touch with their loved ones without having to worry about exorbitant fees in these difficult times.

Here are the free call offers by the four major carriers:

  • Verizon Wireless will waive fees on calls and texts from US to Turkey on June 28th and 29th
  • AT&T is also making calls and texts to Turkey free for three days: June 28th to June 30th
  • T-Mobile waives all fees for texts and calls from the United States to Turkey for its network and related MVNOs for a full week: valid from June 28th to July 5th
  • Sprint also offers a week of free calls and texts to and from Turkey from June 28th to July 5th
The usual suspects related to the Islamic State are blamed for these latest attacks that come after bombs blasted out in Ankara, Istanbul and near the Syrian border in multiple attacks throughout this past year. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan condemned the attackers for carrying out the bombings in the holy for Muslims month of Ramadan.

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