In light of the very recent terrorist attacks that struck the airport and subway in the city of Brussels in Belgium, the four biggest wireless carriers in the United States, namely Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, have all decided to waive all charges for voice calls and text messages made to and from Belgium. This should be a big help to US based mobile users who currently have friends and family in Belgium.
For a complete guide of wireless carriers waiving their fees, refer to the list below:
Verizon Wireless -- Call and text messaging fees are waived from March 22nd to March 23rd for Belgium, March 19th to March 20th to Turkey; includes home wireline telephone customers
AT&T -- Call and text messaging fees are waived from March 22nd to March 28th; this includes landline, texting, and mobility (Postpaid and GoPhone) calls
T-Mobile -- Call and text messaging fees are waived from March 22nd to March 26th for Belgium, March 19th to March 22nd for Turkey; this includes all T-Mobile Simple Choice postpaid subscribers; also applies to calls made from Puerto Rico
Sprint -- Call and text messaging fees are waived from March 22nd to March 31st
Other wireless carriers:
Boost Mobile -- Call and text messaging fees are waived from March 22nd to March 31st
Virgin Mobile -- Call and text messaging fees are waived from March 22nd to March 31st
It is possible that these wireless carriers may extend the dates as more new information continues to be available in Belgium and in Turkey.
Early Tuesday in Brussels, Belgium, separate attacks were made in two key commuter locations, the city’s international airport and one of its subway stations. At least 30 people have been reported dead, and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have since claimed responsibility for the attacks. It is believed that the timing of the attacks were connected to the arrest of Salah Abdeslam who was a suspect in the Paris. Europe and the rest of the world may still be reeling from the deadly attacks that happened in the city of Paris in France in November of last year, and it is quite unfortunate that another city in another country is now going through the same ordeal.
Apart from the four major US wireless carriers, travel site Airbnb has also decided to waive fees for those affected by the attacks and who are checking in to homes this week.
Facebook has also activated its Safety Check tool to help people connect with family and friends in Belgium.
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