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Carriers Offer Free Calling to Nepal


In the wake of the devastation in Nepal, where an earthquake destroyed several cities this weekend and has killed more than 4000 people. To try and help people connect with loved ones, all four main American carriers have announced that they will be waiving international calling and texting fees to Nepal from the United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and other US territories.

Both prepaid and postpaid carriers as well as several other companies are offering the discounted/free calling through mid May. Here is the formal list of companies:

  • AT&T
  • GoPhone
  • Sprint
  • Boost Mobile
  • Virgin Mobile
  • T-Mobile
  • MetroPCS
  • GoSmart Mobile
  • H2O Wireless
  • Walmart Family Mobile
  • Time Warner Cable (also offering free calls to China and India)
  • Verizon
  • Skype
  • Google Voice (calls are not free, but discounted to 1 cent per minute)

Our thoughts and hearts go out to all who have been affected by this tragedy. If you wish to donate to help the relief effort, check out this NY Times article for a list of verified donation organizations.