Tech Companies Assist Locals, Aid Workers in Japan

tech assist japan
tech assist japan

Zach Honig

As the situation continues to deteriorate in Japan, U.S.-based tech companies have begun offering their services, free of charge, to assist families in contacting their loved ones, and foreign aid workers to do their jobs on the ground. Earlier this week, cell service providers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon announced free calls to Japan, while software giants Microsoft and Google are offering temporary software licenses and an online "Person Finder," respectively. Today, XCom Global announced that it would be offering free international 3G Wi-Fi services to relief workers in Japan.