Soldiers Won't Be Charged For Cell Calls In Haiti

A spokeswoman for a cell phone company says soldiers from Fort Bragg working in Haiti will not be charged for calls that should have been free.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Thursday that some soldiers sent to Haiti following last month's earthquake had racked up phone bills in the thousands of dollars.

Verizon spokeswoman Kathy Schulz told the newspaper in an e-mail Thursday that a computer glitch created the inflated bills. The company announced a temporary promotion last month for free calls to Haiti.

About 3,500 of the 20,000 U.S. troops sent to Haiti after the earthquake are from Fort Bragg.

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  • by Brenda Location: Greenville on Feb 22, 2010 at 04:36 PM
    Hey "anonymous" I hope you know the kind of stuff soldiers go through in order to be saying so called "heroes". You're the one sounding pathetic.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2010 at 07:08 PM
    Looks like our so-called "heroes" are getting away with more and more. Pathetic.
  • by Greg Location: craven county on Feb 21, 2010 at 11:50 AM
    Sounds like this same glitch is affecting Progress energy light bills.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Feb 20, 2010 at 07:45 PM
    When I was in the US Army we had no cell phones or pay phones? Oh well , I guess I am just an old GI.

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