T-Mobile Makes Calling And Texting Nepal Free In Wake Of Destructive Earthquake

T-Mobile Makes Calling And Texting Nepal Free In Wake Of Destructive Earthquake

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Other companies should let this serve as an example.

In a rare example of a company actually caring about its customers, T-Mobile has done something amazing: They’ve made calling and texting Nepal free for all their users.

If you haven’t heard, there was a major 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. The epicenter was 50 miles northwest of the capitol city of Kathmandu, population 1 million.

The death toll is currently at 4,000 and rising. Thousands upon thousands of others were injured. The devastation is wide-spread and being felt around the world.

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The scariest part is not knowing if loved ones in Nepal are okay.

Which is why T-Mobile is waiving or crediting fees for all calls and texts, both to and from Nepal, from Saturday, April 25 to Saturday, May 16. Which is incredible.

In a press release, T-Mobile said:

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.

Have you been following the story as the Nepalese people try to rebuild their lives? Wishing you could do more but don’t know anyone to call in Nepal?

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You can make a difference.

T-Mobile customers can text to instantly donate to a charity of their choice:

  • Text NEPAL to 20222 to donate $10 to Save the Children
  • Text NEPAL to 864233 to donate $10 to UNICEF
  • Text NEPAL to 777444 to donate $10 to World Vision

Just because you can’t be there to help in person, doesn’t mean you’re helpless. Text any of those numbers (if you’re a T-Mobile customer) and 100% of your money donated will go directly to a charity helping those who really need it.

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