In awe of the terrible terrorist attacks that took place in Paris, France, many more U.S. companies are offering their services to help victims. Verizon, Google, Skype offer free calls and messages to Paris ever since the terrorist attacks were first announced on November the 13th.
Google was the first company to comment after the attacks. Just a few hours later, the company tweeted a message saying that they are offering free calls to France and Paris. These distance conversations can be made with the help of their online apps, Hangouts and Project Fi. Although there are many services customers can use, the search giant has specified that free calls won’t be available for premium services and non-geographical numbers.
Verizon did not remain indifferent to Paris’ sufferings. The company posted a message on their official website saying that they feel very saddened for the troubles that France is going to and that they would do anything to show their support for victims and their families. Since bringing people together is what the company does best, Verizon decided to offer customers free calls from U.S. to France.
Note that these free services will only be available this weekend. Verizon’s free calls can be initiated through wireless connections, as well as through U.S. landlines.
Skype followed in the footsteps of the aforementioned companies shortly after their official announcements were made public. The company told customers that they can use their app to make mobile and landline calls in France, but they excluded premium services, too. The free services became effective with the official announcement.
These three companies are not the only ones who are giving a helping hand to France. The social network, Facebook, released a new online service hours after the horrendous event. They informed French users that they can communicate their position and the health condition they are in using the Facebook Safety Check.
This measure turned out to be extremely useful because many French people had to hide themselves, but they did not know where the safety places were. Moreover, it was a great tool because it has helped friends find each other during the shooting.
It is remarkable how fast these companies responded to the needs of the victims. Victims have appreciated all the help they have received and reports indicate that they are already using the free services.
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