Following the attacks at Brussels International Airport and the Maelbeek Subway Station in Brussels, Belgium earlier this morning, all four major U.S. carriers have announced that they will be offering their customers the opportunity to make free calls to Brussels, as a means of letting customers keep in contact with friends and loved ones who live or are traveling within the city, a gesture which both Verizon and Sprint offered to customers last year following the attacks in Paris, France. As the city of Brussels begins and continues to mourn in the wake of the attacks, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless will all offer free calls and texts to Brussels from the U.S., beginning today and lasting throughout the next few days to a week.
Each carrier will be offering something slightly different, with AT&T making calls to Belgium originating from the U.S. free for their wireless customers as well as their wireline customers, including both postpaid and GoPhone customers for mobile, and calls will be free from today through March 28th. For T-Mobile, who just recently announced they would be making calls free as well, Simple Choice Postpaid customers will be able to call to Belgium from the U.S. from today through March 25th without being charged. T-Mobile is also crediting their customers for calls made to Turkey in the wake of the attacks there, beginning from March 19th and lasting through today.
Sprint will also be allowing customers to make free calls and send free texts to Belgium, and this includes all of their customers on Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile USA, but they will also be waiving fees for customers who make calls or send texts from Belgium as well, with the charge waiver lasting through March 31st which gives customers a few extra days. Lastly, Verizon Wireless is also offering free calls and texts to Belgium from the U.S. for both their mobile and landline customers, with mobile customers able to make calls and send texts free of charge today and tomorrow, while landline customers can place calls free of charge on these same dates. They are also offering free calls to Turkey, and will be crediting both wireless and landline customers for calls and texts to Turkey from March 19th and March 20th.