After a devastating 8.0 earthquake occurred in Nepal and other countries on April 25th, Sprint and T-Mobile have waived all fees for customers trying to contact friends and families in that region of the world.
On both carriers, both calls and text messages will be free retroactively from April 25 until May 16th. In addition to that, the two companies, regardless of how many text messages you can send, will waive fees for donations to organizations that are helping the relief effort currently ongoing, such as the Red Cross and others:
- Save the Children – Text NEPAL to 20222 to donate $10 to Save the Children
- UNICEF – Text NEPAL to 864233 to donate $10 to UNICEF
- World Vision – Text NEPAL to 777444 to donate $10 to World Vision
- Text “REDCROSS” to “90999” to donate $10 on behalf of the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
If you or someone you know has been affected by this, Google’s Person Finder will help people search for their loved ones and report on their status.