There is no doubt that the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has affected many lives. During these times, the last thing people tend to think about is the financial cost of contacting their loved ones in the affected regions, which can add up very quickly when you’re making a call from, say, Des Moines, Iowa to Nagasaki, Japan.
For those of you who are worried about friends and family in Japan, AT&T and Verizon are making things a little easier on you by allowing free calls to Japan from now until April.
AT&T will allow for you to make free calls or send texts to Japan from now until March 31st, while Verizon will extend the same offer from now until April 10th. Additionally, Verizon landline customers will be extended the same deal, while AT&T landline customers will have to seek a credit to cover the costs of the call.
Finally, if you are calling someone who is currently in Japan and those fees wind up on your bill, simply take said bill to your Verizon or AT&T store and they will surely remove said charges.