Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) is making calls to Japan free for most wireless and residential customers from March 11 to April 10.
The co. said in a press release that all Verizon Wireless post-paid customers, who are those who receive a monthly bill from the company, will receive free calling to Japan through April 10. In addition, Verizon Wireless post-paid customers in the U.S. will receive free text and multimedia messaging to Japan for the same time period.
Verizon also said that all calls made from a Verizon residential landline to Japan will be rated at $0.00 per minute, from March 11 through April 10. Customers with Verizon World Plan (300, 500 or unlimited minutes of long-distance calling) can call Japan without using any minutes from their time-allotment blocks.
Additionally, Verizon Prepaid Phone Card charges for all long-distance calls placed to Japan from the United States will also be waived from March 11 until April 10.