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Boost Mobile to waive fees for texts and calls to Japan

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 7:07PM EST

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In response to the tsunami and earthquake, Boost Mobile has announced that it’s joining other U.S. carriers in waiving fees for texts and calls to Japan. It will credit international fees for text messages and surcharges made for voice calls to Japan for a one-month period. Boost Mobile says its airtime rate of $0.10 per minute still applies for customers on its Pay As You Go Plan. Credits will be retroactive from March 11th and will be honored through April 11th, 2011. Hit the jump for the official statement.

Boost Mobile Offers Fee Waivers and Credits for Wireless Calls and Texts To and From Japan

Here at Boost Mobile we are saddened by the events in Japan and our hearts go out to those impacted by this tragedy. To aid wireless customers in making critical contact with family, friends and emergency personnel in Japan following last week’s earthquake and resulting tsunamis, Boost Mobile is waiving and/or crediting all standard text messaging and international fees for customers sending and receiving text messages to/from Japan. In addition, Boost is waiving and/or crediting all surcharges for voice calls made to Japan. The standard airtime rate of 10 cents per minute will still apply for customers on our Pay As You Go plan. Credits will be retroactive from March 11 and continue through April 10, 2011.