AT&T waiving calls and texts to Manchester [telecom]

(RNN) - AT&T is waiving charges for calls to Manchester, England, from May 22 to 24.

The company made the announcement Tuesday, a day after 22 people were killed and 59 injured at a concert by American singer Ariana Grande.

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Bill Horne
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Huh. While it's easy enough to recognize landline numbers in Manchester since they start with 44 161, mobile numbers in the UK are non-geographic. They all start with 44 7xxx and there is no relation between the number and your location or your billing address, if you even have a billing address.

In the UK, people and particularly young people are mobile-only even more than they are in the US. Will at&t waive all charges for calls to UK mobiles? Will people be surprised when their bills show at&t's default rate to the UK of $1.99/min?

R's, John

PS: You don't have to tell me how absurd that rate is. But it's what you pay if you don't get some kind of package first. With the $5/mo add-on the rate to mobiles is 28c which is still pretty bad. My not super cheap long distance from Pioneer Tell charges 14c.

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