Google IO 2016 Coverage

U.S. carriers and Google open free calling and texting to Belgium

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Update (3/22/16 @ 11:10PM ET): Google, too, announced it has enabled free calling to Belgium (and Turkey) using Hangouts.

Original Store (3/22/16 @ 6:41PM ET):

During the early morning hours on Tuesday, Brussels was under attack in multiple locations. The attacks, similar to the ones that occurred in Paris last year, left people dead and many more severely injured in Belgium’s capital. Now, in the aftermath of the Brussels attacks, major carriers in the United States are stepping in with assistance.

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The following carriers have promised to allow free calling and texting to Belgium for at least today, March 22:

A similar decision was made by many carriers and companies after the Paris attacks back in November.

All of these carriers are thinking of everyone in and outside of Belgium affected by today’s catastrophe. The thoughts of everyone at Talk Android are also with the people of Brussels.


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