Many major wireless carriers are offering free calls and texts in and out of Brussels and parts of Belgium after the attacks there that killed 30 and injured over 100 on Tuesday.
These are the companies participating:
Virgin Mobile USA
It should be noted that AT&T specifically said it will credit both landline and wireless customers for texts and calls from the U.S. to Belgium from March 22 to March 28. This should give everyone plenty of time to reach out to family and friends.
TELUS is also waiving roaming and text charges for customers connecting both to and from Brussels through April 5. Those charges will be credited back to customers on a future bill, according to spokeswoman Emily Hamer.
Sprint, Sprint Prepaid, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA customers will not have to pay for voice and SMS while they are roaming internationally in Belgium also. Sprint will also be waiving international texts and calls from the U.S. to Belgium through March 31.
Verizon is offering free wireless and wireline calling for people in the United States and Belgium and also Turkey — given the recent attack in Istanbul. They said their goal to to help keep communication lines open in all areas affect by attacks.
T-Mobile customers can also call free from Belgium, Turkey and the U.S., including Puerto Rico for the next few days.
Remember that many people will be making calls during this time so it still is possible to run into problems reaching your loved ones. It is important that everyone remain calm and try to contact them again within a few minutes. Should you run into any issues, you can call your wireless carrier and ask for assistance.