Free calls and texts to Japan

March 16, 2011 6:13:53 AM PDT
In light of the ongoing disaster in Japan, several phone carriers are offering customers free calls and/or texts to Japan.

AT&T is offering free calls from the United States to Japan through March 31, 2011. Wireless customers can get free text messages to Japan from a U.S. wireless number while residential wireline customers will receive this in a form of a 60 minute credit of calling time.

For all the details on the AT&T offer, click here.

Verizon is offering free phone calls, text and multimedia messaging for wireless customers to Japan until April 10, 2011.

Post-paid customers are those who receive a monthly bill from the company. In addition, Verizon Wireless post-paid customers in the U.S. will receive free text and multimedia messaging to Japan for the same time period.

All calls made from a Verizon residential landline to Japan will be rated at $0.00 per minute, from March 11 through April 10.

For details on the Verizon offer, click here.