Long Distance and Wireless Carriers are doing their part to connect American residents with the people they care about that may have been affected by the devastating earthquake in Japan on March 11.
Companies, including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Cox Communication, Comcast and Time Warner are offering services like text messaging, cell phone calls and land line calls free of charge, also crediting calls and texts from the day of the earthquake and some offering free services all the way through April 11. For a more comprehensive list of the services each carrier is offering, see Wichita Business Journal: Several carriers offer free calls to Japan.
The Google Crisis Response also has an extensive list of resources and hotline phone numbers to help with missing persons, damage reports, shelter information and realtime updates pertaining to the disaster.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by the disaster and our encouragement and confidence goes out to the many men and women telephone operators we know will handle each call and situation with great care. Cox Communications, Verizon Communications Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp., AT&T, T-Mobile, Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable