Monday, March 14, 2011

AT&T Provides Free Phone Service to Japan in Wake of Tsunami Catastrophe

AT&T has extended this offer to everyone who utilizes their services. Call your cell phone company and ask them if they do the same. This is a wonderful movement because it proves that at the base of it all social media is seeking to help the people of the world, even if it means cutting into their own profits. I do believe that people are essentially good and am glad that people will be able to speak with their family without fearing the cost.

My condolences to anyone who has lost family in the recent events in Japan.

All the Best,


Effective beginning last week, March 11, and continuing through March 31, AT&T wireless postpaid customers will not be charged for:

International long distance usage from the United States and Puerto Rico to Japan
Text messages to Japan, originated from a U.S. wireless number

In addition, and also effective March 11 through March 31, residential wireline customers can seek credits for up to 60 minutes of direct dial calling to Japan:

Upon receiving their wireline bill, customers may call AT&T to receive adjusted calling for up to 60 minutes. In other words, no charges for up to 60 minutes of call time from the United States to Japan between March 11 and March 31.

For any of the above activity, customers will either see no charges reflected on their monthly statement, or they will see a full credit applied to their statement for activity between March 11 and March 31.
"We want to help our customers connect with loved ones in Japan in any way we can," said Mark Collins, senior vice president, Voice and Data Products, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "Connecting with family and friends is most important at times like this— we want to make it as easy and worry free as possible for our customers."Still available, AT&T wireless customers can text "redcross" to 90999 to give a $10 donation to help the Red Cross with disaster support efforts in the area. No text message fees apply.And, TV Japan – the 24 hour Japanese news channel – is available for free through March 17 to all U-verse® TV subscribers, allowing viewers to follow the news and recovery efforts. TV Japan can be found on channel 3680.

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