TELUS Makes Smartphones Free Until March 31st

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TELUS Makes Smartphones Free Until March 31st

TELUS Makes Smartphones Free Until March 31st

Canadian mobile phone carrier TELUS has just kicked off a new appealing promotion for its customers, with a wide range of smartphones made available for free upon the signing of contract agreements with the operator. Those Canadians interested in taking advantage of this offer would have to commit to a new 2-or 3-year contract agreement with the wireless services provider, on a $50 per month or higher plan.

Until March 31st, the carrier’s smartphone lineup, save for the Android-based HTC Desire HD and Samsung Galaxy Apollo, can be purchased for free.

Appealing Android devices were included in this promotion, such as the HTC Desire, the LG Optimus One with Google, Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 3G+, Motorola Charm, LG Shine Plus with Google, the Motorola Backflip, or the Motorola Milestone.

In addition to these handsets, TELUS customers can also opt for free BlackBerry smartphones, including the BlackBerry Style 9670, BlackBerry Bold 9780, BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Torch 9800, BlackBerry Pearl 3G, or the BlackBerry Curve 3G and the BlackBerry Curve 8530.

The wireless carrier also made the LG Optimus 7 and HTC 7 Surround Windows Phone 7 devices available for free, along with the already highly popular Nokia E72 smartphone.

Unfortunately, the HTC Desire HD would still go for $99.99 on a three-year contract agreement, while the Samsung Galaxy Apollo was priced at $49.99.

Moreover, we should note that the Canadian operator did not lower the price tag of the Apple iPhone 4 either.

Undoubtedly, the wireless carrier is trying to clear up some inventory to make room for newer handsets that should make it to its offering soon, such as the Nexus S, the Samsung Galaxy Fascinate 4G, and more, including a 42Mbps Internet Stick, as the guys over at MobileSyrup note in a recent article.

AT&T and Vonage offer free calling to Japan until March 31 and March 18, respectively

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AT&T and Vonage offer free calling to Japan until March 31 and March 18, respectively

AT&T offers free calling to Japan until March 31

AT&T and Vonage have recently announced that they will offer free calling to Japan until March 31 and March 18, respectively.

Following the last week’s tragic earthquake and subsequent tsunami, both companies have decided to offer their customers the possibility to connect with their friends and families in Japan without being charged.

Vonage offer free calling to Japan until March 31 and March 18, respectively

Vonage offers free calling to Japan until March 18

“We care deeply about our customers and want to ensure they can reach their loved ones in the aftermath of this horrific natural disaster,” said Marc Lefar, chief executive officer of Vonage. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by the earthquake in Japan and we hope this helps keep friends and family connected at this time of great need.”

AT&T said that it had implemented international calling and texting support efforts for U.S. residential wireless and wireline consumers who wish to call their loved ones in Japan, since last week.

he carrier’s limited time offer includes international long-distance usage from the United States and Puerto Rico to Japan, as well as text messages to Japan, originated from a U.S. wireless number.

Additionally, effective March 11 through March 31, residential wireline customers can seek credits for up to 60 minutes of direct dial calling to Japan upon receiving their wireline bill. Also, customers may call AT&T to receive adjusted calling for up to 60 minutes.

According to AT&T, none of the above activity will be charged or customers will see a full credit applied to their statement for activity between March 11 and March 31.

We want to help our customers connect with loved ones in Japan in any way we can,” said Mark Collins, senior vice president, Voice and Data Products, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “Connecting with family and friends is most important at times like this- we want to make it as easy and worry free as possible for our customers.”

AT&T customers who wish to make a $10 donation to help the Red Cross with disaster support efforts in Japan must text “redcross” to 90999. Of course, there’s no additional charge for the message.