Ever since the devastating earthquake disaster struck Haiti, the world has banded together to come to the aid of the Caribbean country and its people. To date, the Red Cross text messaging campaign has raised over 18 million dollars and is attempting to reach 20 million by midnight. In addition, the food and clothing donations have been pouring in.
Now the tech companies are joining in on the relief efforts. T-Mobile has waived the charges for calls to Haiti for current T-Mobile subscribers. The charitable offer will last until January 31 and will be dated retroactively to January 12th. The decision will go a long way to assist those still trying to obtain information about missing loved ones. T-Mobile customers located in Haiti can roam over the wireless carrier's partner networks free of charge.
To further assist in the relief effort, T-Mobile has also pledged to donate wireless equipment such as phones and generators.
“Our company and our employees care deeply for our customers, and we know that many customers have been directly impacted by the disaster in Haiti,” said Robert Dotson, president and CEO, T-Mobile USA. “While our thoughts go out to those in Haiti who are suffering so greatly at this time, our promise is to help people connect with those who matter most. I can think of no better time to demonstrate this commitment.”