There was an unfortunate terrorist attack at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey yesterday. We often see carriers in the United States respond to such incidents by offering free calls and messaging to areas that have been struck by natural disasters or similar attacks, and they’ve come together once again to offer free calls to Turkey in the wake of yesterday’s attacks.
Verizon customers can make free calls and send free texts to Turkey from wireless phones as well as free calls from landlines on June 28th and June 29th. AT&T’s free call and text period to Turkey is from June 28th to June 30th, and that includes landlines as well.
T-Mobile is also offering free calls and texts to Turkey on Magenta and its prepaid networks from June 28th to July 5th. Last but not the least, Sprint has also waived all charges from June 28th to July 5th, it has also waived roaming charges in the country.
It’s a small gesture on the carriers’ part to make sure that people who have been impacted by this tragedy can at least get in touch with their loved ones without having to worry about running a high phone bill.
Good on them for helping people out in their time of need.