Reach out to your loved ones in Japan -- for free. Responding to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, AT&T, Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint are providing free phone calls and texts to the country, as well as access to Japanese news broadcasts.
Each phone company is presenting the offer for a limited time, with various stipulations. Click on links for company news releases.
AT&T: Wireless customers (only those that pay their bill at the end of the month) can call and text Japan for free through March 31 and won't be billed for calls and texts made since March 11. Residential wireline customers receive 60 minutes to Japan free through March 31, including all calls to Japan made since March 11. U-Verse customers will receive TV Japan free on Channel 3680 through March 17.
Comcast: Xfinity Voice and Business Class Voice customers can call Japan for free through April 1, including all calls made since March 11.
Sprint: Wireless customers can call and text Japan for free through April 10, including calls and texts made since March 11.
T-Mobile: Wireless customers and Wi-Fi customers can call and text Japan for free through March 31, including calls made since March 11. (only Offer applies to those that pay their bill at the end of the month.
Time Warner: All digital and home and business class phone customers can call Japan free through April 15, including all calls made since March 11. Cable customers living in areas of the country that carry TV Japan have free access to the channel through the end of the month.
Verizon: Most residential and wireless customers can call Japan for free through April 10. All Verizon Prepaid Phone Card charges for long-distance calls to Japan will be waived for the same period. FIOS TV customers not already subscribing to TV Japan will receive that channel (1770) free through March 25.
[Thanks, AOLNEWS for compiling this information.]
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