It seems that cell providers do have a conscious. In that vein, many are offering free calls to get status on loved ones in Japan. The time frames for calls range until 3/29 to 4/10/11. If you, or someone you know, have ties to Japan and have the listed service providers–get to calling. Providers include AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, T-Mobile and Sprint–even pay-as-you-go Cricket. Some providers include texting and prepaid phone cards in the deal. I’ve located several sources to ensure it’s real. See the links below for providers, deadlines and details.
Calling Japan for Free — Limited time (Re: devastation)