Hours after the conlusion of the horrific ISIS-enacted terrorists attacks in Paris, telephone carriers have reached out to offer support with free international calling. Google, Telus, Verizon Wireless, Google, and others are offering free calls through late November for calls and texts to Paris.
Please connect with your loved ones in #Paris. All calls and texts to and from the area are free until Nov. 28.
— TELUS (@TELUS) November 14, 2015
Verizon Wireless has announced a similar to offering for its customers calling between the U.S. and France until Nov. 15. Full details are below.
NEWS RELEASEIn 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.
- Wireless customers will incur no charges for texts or international long distance calls originating from the U.S. to France starting November 13 through November 15, 2015 (applicable taxes and surcharges will apply).
- Home telephone customers can make free calls to France from their U.S. landlines from November 13 through November 15, 2015 (applicable taxes and surcharges will apply)
Meanwhile, sources from Google+ also suggest there is a current offer of free international calling via Hangouts and Project Fi to France. Google confirmed free international calling via Hangouts on Twitter:
We’ve made international calls to France free via Hangouts. #ParisAttacks Android→ https://t.co/RLNSn2HPHd iOS→ https://t.co/UKRrBZgBGT
— Google (@google) November 14, 2015