T-Mobile has announced that it is waiving and crediting fees for all calls and texts to and from Nepal. The area was hit with a devastating earthquake last week.
“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.”
The carrier would also like to let its customers know that they can send texts to various charities to make a donation, which will be charged to their T-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
A number of tech companies, including Apple, have announced programs to aid relief efforts in Nepal. At last report, the earthquake and its aftermath have claimed over 3,600 lives.