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Due to the terror attacks in Paris yesterday, Sprint and Verizon have announced today they are offering free calls and texts to France.
According to Verizon, the company is offering free texts and international long distance calls from the U.S. to France effective November 13, through November 15. Home phone users can also call for free to France during the same dates. “In the wake of the unprecedented Paris attacks, Verizon is supporting our customers by offering free calling from the United States to France through the weekend to help customers connect with family and friends,” says the company’s press release.
Meanwhile, Sprint informed today it is waiving all charges on international long distance, roaming and SMS charges to France effective November 13, for all Sprint, Boost and Virgin Mobile customers. The company has not determined yet how long these services will remain free. “Our hearts and prayers go out to all of those personally affected by yesterday’s unspeakable attacks in Paris,” said Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. “Amid the chaos and devastation, we want to do what we can to show our support and comfort to all Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile customers.”
— MarceloClaure (@marceloclaure) November 14, 2015