Sprint is waiving text-messaging fees for Sprint, Nextel, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA customers who send mobile donations to short codes associated with organizations participating in the relief and recovery efforts in support of this tragedy. Mobile-phone texts sent to or from the following short codes will not be charged standard text-messaging fees. The codes are:
"Our hearts go out to those impacted by the earthquake today," said Ralph Reid, vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Sprint. "We hope by supporting these mobile giving efforts, our customers will be able to easily donate to support charitable relief efforts across the areas in Chile most impacted by this tragic event."
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