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In the wake of the devastating Cyclone Haiyan that recently struck the Philippines, and is still currently causing havoc, Telstra is offering free calls and text to the Philippines. The offer is available from now and until 6am on Monday 25 November. It includes fixed line and mobile services, and is free to Telstra retail customers.

Group Executive Telstra Retail, Gordon Ballantyne said:

“We want to help our customers who are concerned about their friends and relatives in the Philippines affected by the devastating typhoon to check on loved ones. Calls and text messages to the Philippines will not be billed during this time.”

Mr Ballantyne said that while communication lines in the Philippines remain open in affected areas, customers were likely to encounter network congestion.

The free calls and SMS offer applies to standard voice calls and SMS messages made from Australian (+61) Telstra fixed or mobile services to +63 (Philippines) numbers. For some calls, credits may be applied after the call or to the next bill.

Source: Telstra.