Verizon waves long distance charges to Haiti

 

Verizon waves long distance charges to Haiti

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Verizon Waiving Prepaid Long-Distance Phone Card Charges for All Calls From U.S. to Haiti Through Feb. 14
 
Company Expands Help for Connecting Family and Friends With Earthquake Victims
 
NEW YORK – To further extend its support of Haiti following the recent devastating earthquake, Verizon will waive all Verizon Prepaid Phone Card charges for all long-distance calls placed from the U.S. to Haiti, through Feb. 14.
 
Last week, the company waived charges for all calls from residential landline* and Verizon Wireless phones to Haiti, from Jan. 12 through Jan. 31.
 
Many individuals prefer the flexibility of using a prepaid phone card, especially to make calls overseas to keep in touch with family and friends,” said David Skogen, group manager of prepaid services for Verizon. “We want all of our Verizon Prepaid Phone Card customers to get in touch with loved ones in Haiti without having to worry about using up their packages of minutes.”
 
When a customer uses a Verizon Prepaid Phone Card to call Haiti, no minutes will be taken off the card, regardless of when it was purchased.
 
Verizon Prepaid Phone Cards can be obtained at many retail locations across the U.S.
 
Last week, Verizon announced that all calls from a residential landline or a Verizon Wireless phone to Haiti will be rated at $0.00 per minute.  Verizon and Verizon Wireless will also provide credit in future bill statements for long-distance charges for calls to Haiti that were made since Jan. 12.**
 
Additionally, customers with the Verizon International Single Rate plan who have either 300 minutes or 500 minutes of long-distance calling can call Haiti without using any minutes from their time-allotment blocks.

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