Sprint latest to waive fees to contact Philippines

Nov 13, 2013

Sprint is waiving and crediting fees for phone calls and text messages made by its U.S. customers to the Philippines in the wake of a Typhoon Haiyan.

The wireless company joins competitors AT&T and Verizon in offering free service so that customers can contact family, friends and emergency personnel in the island nation.

Sprint Corp. said Wednesday that it is eliminating fees for calls made between Nov. 8 and Dec. 7.

The company based in Overland Park, Kan., also said that Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA text messages sent as part of seven mobile-donation campaigns to help victims during that time will not be charged standard text-messaging fees.

Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the eastern Philippines on Friday, killing thousands.

Explore further: DARPA seeks new positioning, navigation, timing solutions

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Sprint eliminating 800 customer-service jobs

Aug 27, 2013

Sprint says it's eliminating about 800 customer service jobs because fewer people are calling its centers. With growth in other parts of the business, Sprint says it expects the company's work force to remain at about 40,000.

Sprint launches 'guarantee' for unlimited plans

Jul 11, 2013

(AP)—Sprint is introducing a new wireless plan that guarantees new and existing subscribers unlimited voice, text and data plans in a move to differentiate its service from rivals AT&T and Verizon.

Sprint mobile calls get Google Voice

Mar 22, 2011

Google on Tuesday announced an alliance with Sprint to add the Internet giant's online telephone capabilities to mobile phones serviced by the US telecom firm.

Recommended for you

DARPA seeks new positioning, navigation, timing solutions

Mar 28, 2015

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), writing about GPS, said: "The military relies heavily on the Global Positioning System (GPS) for positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT), but GPS access is easily blocked by methods such as jamming. In addition, many environments in which our mil ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.