Contact Japan for free via AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and more (update)

by IBM on March 14, 2011

We imagine that many of you, like us, have been making frantic calls to friends and family in Japan over the last few days without regard to the costs. Now, in the face of otherwise devastating news, we have some good news to share courtesy of AT&T. Ma Bell is offering wired and wireless billing relief for calls made on AT&T between March 11th and March 31st. Under the plan, AT&T wireless postpaid customers will not be charged for international long distance or text messages to Japan from the US and Puerto Rico. Likewise, residential wireline customers can seek credits for up to 60 minutes of direct dialing to Japan. Sure it's a shameless publicity grab but this one seems genuinely helpful.

Update: Sprint and Verizon have both now elected to waive call and text message fees (in Verizon's case, the move applies both to landline and wireless numbers).

Update 2: Dish Networks is also getting in on helping people stay up to date. Boris wrote in to let us know you can now watch TV Japan for free as well.

Update 3: Comcast is also in the game, providing free calls for Xfinity Voice and Business Class Voice customers.

Update 4: And that ain't all! Cox Communications has announced that calls and texts placed to Japan with Cox Digital Telephone and Cox Wireless will be free of charge through March 31.

Update 5: Kelly let us know that Verizon has added Japan TV for free for FIOS subscribers too.

Update 6: Don't worry, pay-as-you-go customers: Cricket has been kind enough to inform us that their customers will be able to make phone calls effective immediately, until March 29.

Continue reading Contact Japan for free via AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and more (update)

Contact Japan for free via AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and more (update) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Mar 2011 06:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Nathan Murzo November 14, 2013 at 3:21 am

To the Editorial Team:

I hope this message finds you doing well!

My name is Nathan Murzo, and wanted to contact you about providing some content for your site, or the possibility of contributing. We cover topics about phone app development regularly, and wanted to see if we could contribute either an article or infographic.

Is it ok if we send you a piece that your readers might be interested in? Is there a particular topic you are looking to cover that could guide our research?

We are happy to send you samples of content; alternatively, just let me know if there is something you are looking to cover, and we can get this addressed for you!

I look forward to hearing from you, and hope you have a great day. Thanks for your time.

Best Regards,


Lee Williams May 31, 2014 at 2:37 am

Good morning,

We are a relatively new company based in UK and have just recently launched the new Hexnub cover for the Sphero 2.0.

We are currently looking for feedback and would appreciate if you would consider featuring/reviewing our cover. We really like the content and features of your website.

Who are we?

Hexnub was designed and created by myself (Lee) and business partner (Olly). We are both engineers from a Oxfordshire F1 team. Our engineering background and passion for gadgets and tech, gives us the perfect platform to think of new ideas and products. We both love design and believe we can build a brand that will grow over time.

Some of the features the Hexnub cover provides:

• Increased traction and off road capability
• Add protection to Sphero
• Quieter when driving on tiled and laminate flooring
• Bright illumination
• Highly durable
• Easy to clean
• Cool Hexagon design

Our main purpose was to create a cool cover for the Sphero ball which was affordable and good quality. We offer 5 bright colours; Blue, Black, Yellow, Pink and Green.

We would be more than happy to send you some samples of the covers so you can check them out. Any feedback would be welcomed.

If you have any questions or queries please get in touch.

Kind regards

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: