Need to call Haiti? Its free for Verizon Wireless customers until January 31st

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Earlier this week, Skype offered up a few bucks of SkypeOut credit to anybody in Haiti; shortly thereafter, Google announced that any calls made to Haiti via Google Voice would be free of charge. Now, Verizon Wireless has joined the effort to connect people with their Haitian cohorts, without charging a dime.

Verizon Wireless has just announced that any fees accrued for long distance calls made to Haiti until January 31st will be waived. Taking it one step further, they’re retroactively waiving any charges for calls made to Haiti from the day the earthquake hit (January 12th) until today. The only catch: you’ll need to be on a monthly bill (in other words, not prepaid) for Verizon to be able to waive the charges; we’re guessing that’s more of a technicality than it is Verizon’s choice.

For more details, check out the press release here.