In aftermath of earthquakes, GCI waives fees for all calls, texts to Japan and Ecuador

April 18, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— In the wake of two devastating earthquakes that rocked the countries of Ecuador and Japan over the weekend, General Communication Inc. (GCI) will waive all fees associated with international voice calls and texts to those countries. Customers who wish to contact family and friends in Ecuador or Japan to confirm their welfare may place those calls and texts for free through May 15, 2016.

This free service is valid for calls made from home phones as well as wireless. Customers are not required to make any action on their account before calling or texting family and friends in Ecuador or Japan. Customers with questions can contact GCI customer representatives at 907-265-5400 or 800-800-4800.

“When a disaster hits close to home, Alaskans pull together to support each other. GCI is offering this free service so that we can support our customers who may be worried about their loved ones in the aftermath of these tragic events,” said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager Consumer Services Paul Landes. “During such devastating events, it’s important to remember that we are all part of a global community.”

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Media contact:

Heather Handyside, GCI