Free Calls to Philippines, Filipino Channel & Text Aid Options (Yolanda/Haiayn) Typhoon

philippine donationsThis is an update to our previous article on free wireless calls and text aid to the Philippines.  Several other sources are offering free calls to the Philippines, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, Sprint and Bright House for a limited time. We have also expanded the Text to Donate List as well as other ways to give. MoneyGram has waved fees for adding services on prepaid cellular phones.

Sprint and Virgin Mobile are not charging for phone calls and text messages to the Philippines between November 8 and December 7.

Comcast is giving free calls to the Philippines for its 10.5 million Xfinity Voice residential customers. Comcast is working with the Filipino Channel and making its network available at no additional cost to Xfinity TV digital customers, so they can watch the special news coverage from the Philippines.

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Oaklahoma City- Relief AT&T, Verizon, Sprint & T-Mobile TEXT Donations

Text Donations OK

All the major carriers are employing extra services in areas affected by the tornado in Oklahoma City. Cox Communications reported that thousands are without Internet or phone service. Some carriers are waiving overage charges during the disaster. You can text donations to help out victims.

If you have trouble getting through to Oklahoma City, it is reccomended to send text messages which don't use as much bandwidth as voice or web browsing.

AT&T is coordinating with local authorities and deploying additional resources.

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