Both operators want to facilitate communications with these two countries affected by the earthquake, Turkey and Syria, in the last hours. For this, both Orange and Vodafone are going to offer international calls and SMS for free.
In this way, all the clients of these two operators will have a little easier to be able to communicate with those relatives or acquaintances who are in the two earthquake-affected regions.
SMS and Orange calls
On behalf of Orange Spain, it will offer completely free of charge, both international calls and SMS to Turkey and Syria. And not only in its main brand, Orange, but also for Jazztel and Simyo customers. In this case, these special measures, which are already in force, will be applied until February 21, both residential and business lines. At least initially. If for any reason, the operator decides to extend the term, we will inform you.
Specifically, the French operator offers the following free telephone traffic to all its Orange, Jazztel and Simyo customers:
For contract lines, 1,000 minutes per month from landlines or mobiles with fixed/mobile destination of Turkey or Syria. For prepaid lines, 200 minutes per month to landlines and mobiles in Turkey or Syria, and 200 SMS per month.
In addition to this, since Orange Spain An internal campaign has already begun among its employees “to promote their solidarity and support fundraising.” A proposal that has been launched by the Emergency Committee, which has also activated its protocols in order to support the actions of the NGOs that make it up.
In the case of Vodafone, the red operator activated this measure since yesterday and it will be available until February 13. Contract customers of the operator who are in Spain can now make international calls and send SMS free of charge to reach out to those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
In addition, another important detail is that, those operator’s customers located in Turkey They can also make unlimited use of roaming for free (voice, data and SMS) from yesterday until February 13. And they assure that, from the telephone company, they are also working to provide possible solutions to those prepaid customers.
And, as in the case of Orange, more aid has also been given. Basically, because the Vodafone Group Foundation Humanitarian Fund has made an immediate donation of 50,000 euros for relief work after the earthquakes that have shaken these two countries in recent hours. And, in addition, “another 25,000 euros will be available to match the donations made by Vodafone employees.”
Finally, Vodafone Spain has communicated that it will enable in the coming days a phone number ‘to send solidarity SMS to support the relief efforts being carried out by the Red Cross, Save the Children and UNHCR in the area’ with the aim of helping the cause of solidarity.