Every Little Bit Helps

Got this message in my AT&T Wireless inbox at some point recently (um, looks like 2/2 actually - shows how often I read stuff there):

To further bolster support for Haiti relief workers, AT&T is waiving wireless usage charges for customers in Haiti who make/receive voice calls, use wireless data services or send text messages, in order to show our company's support for those helping with relief efforts. The billing relief will be retroactive to Jan. 12, when the earthquake hit, and will be in effect until Feb. 28.

All of the fee relief will be automatically applied and customers do not need to take any action.

Seems pretty cool of them. Ya, I'm sure they can manage to find some other way to screw people if they wanted to. But there are a lot of people out there who want to go help. Would be pretty lame to be off in another country doing a service like that and then come home to a crazy phone bill just for trying to help some people out - especially if that is more money you would be able to use to help (if you find yourself in such a position that is).

I don't know how many of you know, but international phone bills can get totally out of hand. Using data and voice in another country usually racks up HUGE bills. Like hundreds or thousands of dollars depending on where you are and what you're doing.

Thumbs up AT&T.

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