Canadian carriers waiving cost of calls and texts to Brussels for a limited time

Ian Hardy

March 22, 2016 1:59pm

Earlier today, several explosions rocked Brussels and many lives were lost and more injured.

Telus and sub-brand Koodo Mobile have extended its hands by waiving all calls and texts in the area. On Twitter, Telus noted, “Please connect with your loved ones in #Brussels. All calls and texts to and from the area are free until Apr. 5.”

We have reached out to other Canadian carriers to see if they will be offering free calls and texts, or assisting in others ways. We will update this post when we learn more.

Update: Wind Mobile has also joined in the goodwill and stated that all calls and texts to Belgium will be free for all prepaid and postpaid customers from March 22nd-28th.

  • John W

    Good Guy Telus

  • El Capitan Morgan

    Companies can be double-standard. Why company like TELUS didn’t waive calls and texts when terrorists attacked Istanbul?

    • eyescreaman

      Welcome to the hypocritical world we are living in. Where all lives are graded based on the color of their passport.

    • Mo Dabbas

      There was actually one in Ankara last week (days before the one in Istanbul) and nobody cared either. Maybe it doesn’t cost much for them to do it for Brussels (vs. the ones in Turkey) so they did it.

    • disqus_vPnVddwEMi

      Not to sound callous but it probably has something to do with frequency. They’ve done this for almost every natural disaster and terrorist attack in the last few years, unfortunately Turkey is a hotbed for this type of stuff right now and if Telus were to make all calls and texts free, they’d probably be doing so for the foreseeable future.

      I wouldn’t read into any politics here, heck if you make the case loud enough on social media they probably will make it free.

    • El Capitan Morgan

      Your explanation makes enough sense that I wouldn’t even go that far.. I am not even a Turkish decent so it is not my call to do that. 🙂

  • Alain Lafond

    If compagnies would be fair, they’de waive their price every time there’s a terrorist attack… Meaning that you’de have free calls… Because terrorists attacks happens everywhere, all the time.
    No it’s only when the attack’s target is to whites caucasians… (I’m white caucasians…)
    It’s only the starting point about the reasons why terrorist attacks are happening…. But NO, don’t think too much… And vote Trump!