Google, Telcos offer free calls to France following Nice attack

Telecommunication Companies Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and also Google has announced that calls and messages to France will be free due to the attack at Nice, France.

Google has declared that calls made through Google Voice, Project Fi and Hangout to France will be not charged at all. This is applicable for people from all over the world where Google’s services are available. Verizon has announced that all calls and messages to France will be free till 16th July. Both wireless and landline users of the company can avail the scheme.

Sprint will waive all call and text charges to France or from France. This will be available until 17th July. Every Sprint user including customers of Virgin Mobile and Boost are eligible for the initiative. The company has also decided to waive the roaming charges for all Sprint customers in France.

AT&T customers can make calls to France free of cost until 17th July. Even if your call is charged, AT&T will credit the amount to your account.

T-Mobile has made all calls and texts to the Nice region free till 17th July. Customers of both pre-paid and post-paid connections from the company will be able to avail the service. Users of GoSmart Mobile, MetroPCS, and Walmart Family Mobile are also included. The company will also waive roaming charges for all T-Mobile users in the Nice region.

Google has prepared a brand new Google Now Card in the aftermath of the attack. The card will be constantly updated with crucial information for people in the Nice zone. The company will directly add all official updates acquired from the Government of France.

Around 140 people including ten children lost their lives in the Nice attack on Thursday night when a truck deliberately sped right through a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day.

Reporter at Technology News Extra.

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