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Verizon waives charges for wireline & wireless calls between U.S. and Haiti

By MaryWeilage Editor ·
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While this information is outside the scope of what we feature in TechRepublic blogs, I'm posting a press release I received last night here because I think some members might find it useful.

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Mary Weilage

CONNECTING PEOPLE, VERIZON WIRELESS PROVIDES FREE VOICE CALLS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND HAITI

Verizon Wireless today announced it is waiving all calling fees for its customers trying to reach loved ones in Haiti.

Starting immediately, Verizon Wireless customers with contracts or monthly bills in the United States can make calls to reconnect with friends, family, businesses and emergency services in Haiti free of long distance charges. In addition, Verizon Wireless customers with contracts or monthly bills currently in Haiti will not be charged any fees when making phone calls back to the United States. Charges for these voice calls are waived retroactive to last week?s earthquake on Jan. 12 until 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010.

Verizon also will waive all long-distance usage charges on calls made to Haiti from any Verizon residential landline (for more information, visit www.verizon.com/news).

Dan Mead, chief operating officer of Verizon Wireless, said, ?Communicating and connecting families is essential to what our business stands for, and who we are. During this major relief effort as communication systems are starting to come back on line, we understand the importance of being in touch with the people who matter most.?

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