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T-Mobile Waives Haiti Calling and Roaming Fees

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Hey guys, look at us! We did good!

tlgreene1021

Jan 15, 2010, 2:10 PM
Way to toot your own horn T-Mobile. Congrats! Rolling Eyes
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SprintCC

Jan 15, 2010, 2:39 PM
Yeah, it would have been much better to make it free but not tell anyone! Eh?
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tlgreene1021

Jan 15, 2010, 3:07 PM
I agree...I mean, at the very least, not be the ones to report it. By them announcing it, it makes it sounds more like a cheap publicity stunt rather than a random act of kindness.
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thizmobile

Jan 15, 2010, 3:12 PM
Just to play devil's advocate... why would they just make it free and not tell anyone when they could inform everyone to use their cell phone to contact loved ones for free? If you had a friend in Haiti and were being charged per minute from your house phone wouldnt you want to be notified immediately that you could just call from your cell phone for free?

Of course this is to make themselves look better and obtain more customers.
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vampyra

Jan 15, 2010, 7:22 PM
they also sent otu text messages so that the customers that have family and friends in haiti can call for free. they want customers to be able to call and keep in touch. its a nice thing to do. dont rag on them for it. they just want custoemrs to hear so they can use the service.
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BLubak1

Jan 15, 2010, 4:05 PM
Granted that publicity is at least part of why T-Mobile did this, but can a company not do anything nice anymore without everyone assuming the worst - that it's 100% just a cheap publicity stunt? Would it really be better if they did nothing at all? Microsoft just donated $1,250,000 to the Haiti recovery effort and it was announced on the news last night. Should horrible evil MS have just kept their money and let Haiti suffer instead? Rolling Eyes
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RockTripod

Jan 15, 2010, 4:44 PM
Wow, and I thought I was cynical. Of course T-Mobile told people they did this, how else would their customers know that they could call Haiti for free? Or better yet, head there to help and not get charged! Don't get me wrong, I'm sure that they were aware of the positive press something like this would generate, but its not like they put it on TV or in newspapers. Its a tech blog. What have you done to help those poor souls in Haiti?
Let's not forget T-Mo has a track record for helping out in disaster situations. Remember Katrina? Their stores were inviting people in to use all their demo lines so they could call family and let them know they were safe. They set up COW's (Cells On Wheels) so that there was a network to make calls...
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scottmbolt

Jan 16, 2010, 9:38 AM
tlgreene1021 said:
Way to toot your own horn T-Mobile. Congrats! Rolling Eyes



A company does a nice thing and you b*tch about it?

What are YOU doing for the relief effort? At this point in time, cell service (and free cell service at that) is one of the most important tools for this relief effort... and T-Mobile is doing the right thing here.
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chocolateman85006

Jan 18, 2010, 8:03 PM
Some people will never be happy...
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