ACS offers free calls to Japan following quake

Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Following last week’s earthquake and tsunami, Alaska Communications is offering international calling and texting support for Alaska residential wireless and wireline consumers trying to connect with loved ones in Japan through March 31.

Wireless postpaid and residential wireline customers with international calling plans will not be charged for international long distance calls up to 60 minutes or text messages from Alaska to Japan. Customers will either see no charges reflected on their monthly statement or they will see a full credit applied to their statement for activity between March 11 and March 31.

GCI announced a similar plan Tuesday, as did AT&T.

“Connecting with family and friends is most important at times like this. We want to help our customers connect with loved ones in Japan in any way we can and make it as easy as possible,” said Marla Thompson, Alaska Communications vice president of consumer sales and service.

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