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March 22, 2016

Verizon, Sprint and AT&T offer free calls to Belgium following attacks

by John_A

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AT&T, Sprint and Verizon have all announced that customers in the U.S. can call and text numbers in Belgium free of charge for a number of days in the wake of attacks in that country today.

AT&T stated:

Our thoughts are with the people of Belgium and our customers who have friends and family there. We’re going to credit our wireline and wireless customers for all calls and text messages to Belgium from March 22-28.”

Sprint’s CEO Marcelo Claure used his Twitter feed to announced the carrier’s plans:

.@Sprint, @virginmobileusa & @boostmobile will waive fees for customer call/texts to & from #Belgium thru March 31 pic.twitter.com/vupjfXwnv8

— MarceloClaure (@marceloclaure) March 22, 2016

Verizon’s free calling offer also includes Turkey, which experienced its own attacks a few days ago:

Wireless users will incur no charges for texts or international long distance calls originating from the U.S. to Belgium on March 22 and 23, 2016, and from the U.S. to Turkey from March 19 and 20, 2016 (applicable taxes and surcharges will apply). Home wireline telephone customers will incur no charges to Belgium from their U.S. landlines on March 22 and 23, 2016, and from the U.S. to Turkey on March 19 and 20, 2016 (applicable taxes and surcharges will apply).

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