May 23, 2017
Sprint Waives Fees to United Kingdom Following Terror Attack
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – May 23, 2017 – Effective yesterday through May 24, 2017, Sprint (NYSE:S) is waiving all international call and SMS charges to the United Kingdom for Sprint, Boost and Virgin Mobile customers in the U.S., and for roaming voice and SMS for Sprint customers in the United Kingdom following yesterday’s attack in Manchester. Charges will be automatically waived during the time specified.
Customers are encouraged to use text messaging when possible due to high call volumes and possible network congestion in the local area.
“In the wake of this most recent act of unconscionable terrorist violence in Manchester, we extend our deepest sympathies to the victims and their families,” said Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. “We are committed to helping Sprint customers stay in touch and be able to check up on loved ones without additional worries.”
Customers can sign in to their My Sprint account to enable international calling before attempting to make a call. They can also chat with a Sprint International Representative. Customers may cancel international calling at any time following the effective period.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 59.7 million connections as of March 31, 2017 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.