Following the awful earthquakes and devastating tsunami that hit Japan, it is good to hear that Japanese Cell Phone operator Softbank are offering assistance to children that were left orphaned by the recent disaster.

Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son has announced via twitter that all earthquake orphans will receive free phones with all calling costs waived until they reach 18 years old. This offer is even extended to those on other networks such as DoCoMo. The generosity didn’t stop there; he also promised a free replacement for all lost or damaged iPhones due to the earthquake.

We say well done Softbank and in particular Mr Son!