Verizon extends free calls to Haiti until February 14

Verizon extends free calls to Haiti until February 14
Most of the wireless carriers who were offering free phone calls to Haiti after the devastating events were set to expire at the end of January. Verizon has taken the liberty to extend its support for free unlimited phone calls to Haiti from any of the companies’ landline or mobile phones. “It’s been almost three weeks since the devastating earthquake, and we know that many people still haven’t had the chance to speak with their loved ones yet because much work still remains to be done to restore the communications system in Haiti,” said Susan Retta, vice president of consumer products for Verizon.  Even through the difficult times being endured by the people in Haiti, Verizon is really going above and beyond with their latest movements in providing relief to those that are stricken. Hopefully other wireless providers will follow Verizon’s lead and do their best to help out still.

source: Verizon via Phonescoop

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1. Cristobal

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 02, 2010

As generous as it might appear, it could also mean that there aren't that many calls being made to Haiti to make it damaging to their profits in the slightest sense. That's not to take away from the act itself, but if I was an exec at one of the big phone companies, and I noticed that the free phone call system was costing us $10,000 or even $100,000 a week, why not extend it? It's a great humanitarian act that could increase business. Good publicity as well.

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