Burma Cyclone

Resources: Phone company offers free calling to Burma and China by carpediemdg
May 15, 2008, 6:09 am
Filed under: International Response, Resources, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

(Via Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Students, Columbia Journalism School)

Rebtel, a global calling service, is offering the ability for anyone to call China or Myanmar for free due to the recent tragedies in both countries.

This would be helpful for families, non-profits trying to contact people in those countries to distribute aid and journalists looking to call these countries.

A typical one hour call to either country would cost over $100. Rebtel works
without use of a computer to make calls. Anyone can add their contacts phone
numbers to the site and get a local 415 or 510 number that they use to call
contacts abroad.

*WHEN *May 14 through May 22

*HOW *

1. Sign up at http://www.rebtel.com/callforhelp
2. Enter your mobile number and your friend’s mobile number in China or Myanmar
3. Rebtel will send a local number where you live
4. Dial the local phone number to speak with your friend in China or Myanmar

*WHO *Available to anyone in 47 countries


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Great initiative. Very unexpected from a phone company. Hope more companies tag along on this.

Comment by Roshy


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