It’s good to see wireless carriers, like T-Mobile, pitching in to help with recovery efforts in times of need. T-Mobile has just announced that they will waive international long distance calling charges for any T-Mobile customer trying to get in contact with people in Haiti, where a recent earthquake has wreaked havoc on much of the island population. T-Mobile says that all calls to Haiti from January 12 to January 31, 2010 will not be charged for international long distance. And, for any T-Mobile customers in Haiti, T-Mobile will allow them to roam on Haiti’s Voila and Digicel networks for free. The charges will be removed from customers’ bills as needed.
T-Mobile is also assisting with restoration efforts in Haiti by pledging to donate mobile phones and power generators to help bolster wireless communications infrastructure in Haiti as the country pushes ahead with humanitarian and restoration efforts. “Our company and our employees care deeply for our customers, and we know that many customers have been directly impacted by the disaster in Haiti,” said Robert Dotson, president and CEO, T-Mobile USA. “While our thoughts go out to those in Haiti who are suffering so greatly at this time, our promise is to help people connect with those who matter most. I can think of no better time to demonstrate this commitment.”
You can also help with Haiti relief efforts, dear reader. T-Mobile customers can simply text “HAITI” to “90999” to donate $10 to the Red Cross to help with their aid work in Haiti. The donation will be charged to your monthly T-Mobile bill.
Well done, T-Mo, well done.