Major Carriers Offer Free Calling, Texting to Japan

AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are stepping up to provide friends and family of Japanese quake/tsunami victims a chance to communicate at no charge.

Through the end of the month, AT&T wireless postpaid customers wont be charged for international long-distance calls from the U.S and Puerto Rico to Japan; and text messages to Japan. Residential wireline customers can get one hour of direct calling to Japan by calling the carrier once they receive their bill thats also effective from now until March 31.

Verizons plan runs until April 10. Postpaid wireless customers get free calling and texts. The same goes for landline calls and will show up on your bill as $0.00 per minute. The carrier is also giving FiOS TV subscribers free access to TV Japan on channel 1770 through March 17.

Sprint is giving its customers a similar calling/texting offer and cableco Comcast will give its Xfinity Voice and Business Class Voice customers free calls to Japan from now until April 10.

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