Monday, March 14, 2011

ATT and Veizon To Offer Free Calls And Text To Japan; Other Companies And Web Media Helps

ATT and Verizon will both offer free calling and texting to Japan for a period of time to help those in the US contact love ones and friends who may be affected by the 8.9 earthquake and the tsunami.

ATT:
  • Free calling and texting until March 31th
  • 60 Minutes of calling for landline subscribers.
  • Subscribers can text "redcross" to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross.
  • TV Japan will be accessible for U-Verse customers through March 17th.
Verizon:
  • Calling and texting free to most post-paid and residential customers.
  • Free MM messaging and texting.
  • 10 Aid groups to donate to.
  • FIOS subscribers to get TV Japan for free until March 17th.
More information here at ATT (BGR), Verizon, Macnn.  Also Huffington Post has a detailed (though messy) page of how else we can help.

Also, Google has set up an excellent page for helping victims, love ones, and up-to-date information on the Japan earthquake.

Separately, Apple is accepting donations to the Red Cross through iTunes.  Apple also did this during the Haiti earthquake as well.

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