Vonage offers free calls to Japan

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The tsunami in Japan has left many people here in the U.S. wondering what they can do to help. Others have been truly affected by the tradgedy with family members left homeless or missing. Some operators are stepping in to help people recconnect with their family and friends in Japan to help people rebuild there lives.

Vonage is offering free VoIP calls for its members to Japan. The company has waived per-minute calling fees to Japan from March 11 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,"  Vonage CEO Marc Lefar said in a release.  "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."

Vonage joins a number of other U.S. operators providing free calls including AT&T and Time Warner Cable. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile are all waiving text message fees for SMS donation services to the relief effort.

For more:
- read the release
- read this article

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