If you have any friends or family in Japan at the moment, Telstra has announced they won’t be charging landline or mobile customers who call the earthquake/tsunami stricken country. They’ve even backdated it to 6am last Friday to cover anyone who called when the news first broke, and the offer will be in place until 6am March 25.
To enable Australians to check on family and friends in Japan following last week’s earthquake/tsunami disaster, Telstra will not charge for calls to Japan made using its mobile and landline networks. The fee-free period (which also covers text messages) runs from 6:00am on Friday 11 March through until the same time on Friday March 25, with calls to Japanese numbers billed as zero cost. Handy to know if you’re trying to get in touch or stay in touch.