In the wake of the horrible disaster in Japan many people who have left the country recently are realizing that they need to do whatever they can fortunately. Many large telecom companies have decided to step in and do the right thing by offering free calls to Japan during this difficult time.
The companies involved in the special deal originally started with Sprint and T-Mobile though this week Verizon, AT&T, Time Warner, and basically every other large telephone company has joined in with the effort. Each company has reportedly seen a substantial increase in phone calls to the area recently and as a result they felt it was only right to offer free calling.
Beyond simply allowing phone contact many cable companies and TV providers have also begun allowing access to Japanese TV news networks so that people can stay informed on what is going on where their families might live. The idea that these large companies are helping really is astonishing because it is incredibly uncommon to see such a response from large companies such as these.
Analysts say it is great to see such an overwhelmingly positive response from these companies. Obviously the special calling packages will only be available for sometime but those with family and friends in Japan are surely grateful for the special deal.