US carriers offer free calls to Mexico in wake of Hurricane Patricia

To help out with relief efforts in Mexico, major US carriers are connecting friends and family who may have been affected by Hurricane Patricia. The wireless networks will enable customers to send texts and place calls from the US to Mexico without charge until specified dates.


AT&T will not charge customers extra for calling and sending texts to those who reside in Mexico. This charge waiver will cease on November 5.

Bright House Networks

For Bright House Network customers, free SMS and calls to Mexico can be enjoyed until November 5. It's noted in the company's announcement that those who place calls during the program will be issued with a credit on their account.

Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless customers will be able to send SMS and make calls from the US to Mexico for free through November 8. This is available to all rate plans.


Sprint will provide free calls and SMS to Mexico until November 4. The company also reminds customers of Sprint Open World, which would provide those who need to travel south with unlimied calls, texts and 1GB of data.


Until November 7, T-Mobile will allow its subscribers to send free SMS and place calls with friends and loved ones. The company already offers free calling and texting to Mexico with Mobile Without Borders.


Home telephone users with Verizon can make free calls to Mexico from their US landlines until October 30, as well as those rocking mobile phones. Should you wish to make a $10 donation to aid efforts in the region, be sure to text "MEXICO" to 80108. You're able to donate a maximum of $20 (two SMS messages) per line.


Vonage has announced the company will waiver call charges to the affected nation until October 30.

Rich Edmonds