Verizon is offering free international long distance calling

Mar 24 2020, 1:45 pm

If you have friends or family living in a country highly affected by COVID-19, Verizon Wireless is letting you call them free of charge until the end of April.

As a response to the coronavirus pandemic, Verizon is offering customers free international long-distance calling to countries identified by the Center for Disease Control as facing a level three impact by the coronavirus.

The level three countries include Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, Chile, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and South Africa.

Four countries will be capped at 300 free minutes, including Iran, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovenia.

In addition to free international minutes until April 30, the cellular provider will be automatically adding 15GB of high-speed data to wireless plans.

“We understand the hardships that many of our customers are facing, and we’re doing our part to ensure they have broadband internet connectivity during this unprecedented time,” said Verizon Consumer Group CEO Ronan Dunne.

“With so many Americans working and learning remotely from home, having access to reliable and affordable internet is more important than ever before.”

Verizon Wireless customers facing hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic can also complete a short form in order to have late charge fees removed and termination waived until May 13.