Verizon waives calling charges to Afghanistan

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Wireless consumer and business customers as well as residential landline customers can call to Afghanistan for free

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Verizon is waiving calling and texting charges for its wireless and landline consumer and business customers to Afghanistan until Sept. 6.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - In response to developments in Afghanistan, Verizon will waive charges for calls from its consumer and business wireless customers as well as its residential landline customers to Afghanistan, from Aug. 24 through Sept. 6.

"During this time of need, customers need to stay connected with loved ones in Afghanistan," said Ronan Dunne, executive vice president and CEO of Verizon Consumer Group for Verizon. "Waiving these kinds of calling charges will help them focus on what matters: communicating with family and friends."

Beginning today, Tuesday (Aug. 24), all calls made from Verizon residential landline, and consumer or business wireless phones to Afghanistan will be rated at $0.00 per minute. Additionally, customers with international coverage plans can call Afghanistan without using any minutes from their time-allotment blocks.

Text to Donate to provide relief to Afghanistan

Verizon’s wireless customers can help with relief to those affected in Afghanistan through the International Rescue Committee, which offers people in Afghanistan shelter, education, clean water, health support and other aid. Customers can donate $10 by texting RESCUE to 25383. Please note, the donations will be applied to your wireless bill.

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