Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint offering free calls and texts to Belgium in light of recent attacks

by: John DyeMarch 22, 2016


In light of the recent attacks on European soil, US carriers are extending free service to those attempting to contact friends and loved ones in Belgium. This relief service includes both calls and texts, and will last not only today, but over the next few, depending on your carrier.

AT&T is offering free calls and text messages to Belgium from today through March 28th, and Sprint’s offer extends through March 31. Verizon’s extension of free services only lasts until tomorrow, but they are also retroactively making free any US calls or texts to Turkey from March 19 to 20. T-Mobile is making free all US calls to Turkey as well from March 19 to the 22, and for Belgium calls the offer lasts from today through March 25.

franceSee also: Google, Verizon and Sprint offering free calls to France after attacks in Paris (UPDATE: Skype too!)12

This isn’t the first time US carriers have made it easier to contact reach out to loved ones in the aftermath of disaster. The companies offered a similar service after the Paris attacks. Although you may not be the biggest fan of your mobile carrier, it’s good to know they’ve got your back with a human touch when things really get bad.

Have you been affected by the recent attacks in Belgium? Let us know what your experience has been like in the comments, and please extend courtesy and encouragement to those dealing with the aftershocks of violence today.

  • Karly Johnston

    Who cares?

    • James Martin

      How can you be so insensitive? People died. Those people have families. Those family members want to know If their loved ones are okay. If they can do it for free, all the better. Geez..

      • Karly Johnston

        Do you work for Verizon?

      • Otto Andersson

        Because we are all sick of enabling Islamic extremists. Giving free phone calls and playing up the good guy angle is getting played out. This is shameless promotion when Europe should put creepy leftist politics aside and smoother these people out.

      • WhoaManWtF

        It is mostly a publicity stunt though, the people that have friends and family there that they talk to already have means of doing so, whether they have the international plans or just use skype this is not going to actually affect the people that it is aimed at,