International top-up provider drops all fees and offers free international calls to Nepal.
In response to the devastating earthquake which has damaged much of the communication infrastructure across the country, ding* have dropped all fees on transactions to Nepal. People anywhere can send top-up directly to cell phones in Nepal using the ding* app orwww.ding.com with the airtime reaching the phone in just 3 seconds. A topped-up cell phone is a vital lifeline in the aftermath of a natural disaster making it possible to communicate with loved ones and access vital information on rescue efforts and aid updates.
The company has also announced that it is offering 30 Minutes FREE talk time to Nepal from the US and Canada in an attempt to make it easier for people to talk to family and friends who may be affected by the disaster. To access the free calls, people can visitwww.ding.com/cheapcalls and use the promo code: HELPNEPAL.
Directly connected to Ncell and Nepal Telecom, ding* have already reported a 32% increase in airtime remittance to these mobile operator partners as the Nepalese diaspora desperately try to support loved ones back home. As CEO Mark Roden comments: “We appreciate it’s a small gesture but by dropping our fees and offering free calls back to Nepal we hope to make it a little easier for people to connect, ensure loved ones are safe and share vital information at this difficult time.”