Vidéotron is the first carrier that has stepped up and waived all long-distance fees to those who want to reach those in Haiti. The company said they will have no fees until February 12th.
Vidéotron spokesman Marc Labelle stated customers have placed “well over” 200,000 successful calls since the earthquake on January 12th. He continued to say “This major community of people is trying to reach their own folks to see if they’re alive and what’s left there. We’re sure as hell not going to charge them… We decided to open the valve”.
Other Canadian carriers are giving through text messaging.