T-Mobile & Sprint make calling & texting Nepal free, waive bills to aid earthquake relief efforts
Update: Sprint too.
Many tech companies are attempting to help victims of the devastating Nepal earthquake this week and the latest is T-Mobile. The carrier announced that it’s making calling and texting Nepal free in order to aid relief efforts:
In the wake of the devastating Nepalese earthquake, many T-Mobile customers are trying to stay in touch with their family and friends in Nepal. T-Mobile is making this easier by waiving and crediting fees for all calls and text messages to and from Nepal from Saturday, April 25 through Saturday, May 16. Calling and texting to and from Nepal without charges applies to all postpaid and prepaid customers of T-Mobile, MetroPCS, GoSmart Mobile and Walmart Family Mobile with international calling.
T-Mobile also notes that its customers can text to various charities to make a donation that will be charged to their mobile bill:
- Save the Children – Text NEPAL to 20222 to donate $10 to Save the Children
- UNICEF – Text NEPAL to 864233 to donate $10 to UNICEF
- World Vision – Text NEPAL to 777444 to donate $10 to World Vision
Google and Apple have also launched efforts to aid people in Nepal impacted by the earthquake.