T-Mobile USA today announced that they are immediately supporting relief efforts in Haiti by offering free incoming and outgoing calls to the country, while also offering Wireless Equipment to help in the island nations restoration efforts.
Current customers can use the free international long distance to call their families and friends from now until January 31st 2010. While T-Mobile customers already in the country can roam for free on T-Mobile partner networks Voila and Digicel.
If customers notice charges to and from the country during their next billing cycle, T-Mobile has promised to remove those charges with a simple call to customer service.
According to T-Mobile USA CEO Robert Dotson:
“Our company and our employees care deeply for our customers, and we know that many customers have been directly impacted by the disaster in Haiti,” adding “While our thoughts go out to those in Haiti who are suffering so greatly at this time, our promise is to help people connect with those who matter most. I can think of no better time to demonstrate this commitment.”
T-Mobile is also working to quickly restore the wireless infrastructure in the country, a key component for humanitarian efforts involved in the rescue and recovery processes.
The company is also providing T-Mobile customers with the ability to make an immediate $10 donation to the Red Cross to help efforts, simply texting “HAITI” to “90999″ will provide an automatic $10 to the organization and will be billed on your next T-Mobile phone bill. No text charges or any other charges will apply, 100% of the efforts proceeds according to T-Mobile will go to supporting Red Cross efforts in Haiti.