AT&T, Vodafone, Other Telcos Allow Free Calls to Ukraine; Roaming Charges Waived


From Deutsche Telekom to AT&T to Vodafone, greater than a dozen telecoms suppliers on either side of the Atlantic are both offering free worldwide calls to Ukraine or are scrapping roaming prices with the nation.

European telecoms lobbying group ETNO mentioned an inside survey confirmed no less than 13 of its members have taken measures to assist Ukrainians after Russia’s invasion of the nation, whereas extra are anticipated to do the identical within the coming days.

They’re Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, Telia Firm, A1 Telekom Austria Group, Telenor, Proximus, KPN, Vodafone, Vivacom, TIM Telecom Italia, Altice Portugal, and Swisscom.

Among the gives embrace giving SIM playing cards to refugees in neighbouring international locations, free Wi-Fi in refugee camps, activating the ‘SMS donation’ perform to assist organisations aiding refugees and together with Ukrainian channels in IPTV packages without spending a dime, ETNO mentioned.

US telecoms group AT&T final week mentioned its US shopper and enterprise clients will get limitless long-distance calling to Ukraine till March 7.

Verizon mentioned it was waiving prices for calls from residential landline and shopper or enterprise wi-fi telephones to and from Ukraine till March 10. It additionally scrapped voice and textual content roaming prices for purchasers in Ukraine.

© Thomson Reuters 2022


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