Verizon offering free calls to France after attack in Nice
Jul 15 2016
It is reported at least 84 people were killed and more than 100 were injured.
If you have friends and family in France and you are anxious about them after Thursday's attacks in Nice, you will be able to call them for free if you're on Verizon. If confirmed as an act of terror, the incident will be the third major attack on French soil in 18 months - with several smaller-scale militant killings also having taken place. Besides Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint, Google's Project Fi is also chipping in during this time of grieving.
T-Mobile- Calls to the Nice region will be free for pre-paid and postpaid T-Mobile subscribers, and for callers on MetroPCS, GoSmart Mobile, and WalMart Family Mobile plans.
Wireless users and home wireline customers will incur no charges for texts or worldwide long distance calls originating from the U.S.to France from July 14 through 16, 2016 (applicable taxes and surcharges will apply). Sprint customers in Nice will have roaming fees waived.
In an announcement made via press release late Thursday evening, AT&T says that it will refund charges accrued by customers in communications made to France through July 17.
These free calls will be available through Google Hangouts (Google Voice) as well as Project Fi.