IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT; IDT.C), a leading provider of international
telecommunications services, is employing its global presence and wide
range of calling services to help its customers contact family and
friends in Haiti, and to contribute to the relief effort now underway.
“Many of the local telecommunications service providers in Haiti
suffered significant damage, resulting in sporadic access for both
inbound and outbound Haiti traffic,” said Yona Katz, COO of IDT Telecom.
“IDT is rerouting calls and taking other steps to help our customers
reach their family members and friends, while also supporting the
broader humanitarian assistance effort.”
In Haiti, IDT is working with its sales partner Access Haiti, a leading
broadband provider, to set up calling stations in hotels and other
central sites to allow Haitians to use the IDT VoiceLine service to
reach family and friends around the world to assure them of their
safety. VoiceLine is IDT’s internet phone service. It does not depend on
the local landline service, which experienced significant damage in the
In the United States, IDT will donate 4,000 Boss and Calypso two-dollar
prepaid calling cards to Haitian community organizations in New York and
Florida. In addition, in order to help anyone trying to reach family and
friends in Haiti, IDT has lowered rates to Haiti on its PennyTalk®
prepaid international calling card during this crisis period to just two
cents a minute for calls to mobile and landline phones. The lower rate
will be in effect, at a minimum, through January 24th, 2010,
and may be extended to compensate for significant service disruptions.
PennyTalk service is available in the United States, Canada and the
United Kingdom. Anyone interested in activating immediate service can do
so through www.pennytalk.com/haiti.
IDT will donate 100% of net proceeds on all calls to Haiti made with IDT
Telecom’s popular Boss Revolution prepaid calling service through
February 28th to the American Red Cross’ Haitian relief effort. Boss
Revolution customers will also be offered the opportunity to donate
$1.00 of their account balance to the Red Cross’ relief effort in Haiti.
Anyone interested in obtaining Boss Revolution service can do so at www.bossrevolution.com.
Furthermore, IDT will match the first $50,000 in donations made by its
approximately 1,200 employees worldwide to organizations leading the
Haitian relief effort.
About IDT Corporation:
is a consumer services company with operations primarily in the
telecommunications and energy industries. IDT Corporation’s Class B
Common Stock and Common Stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under
the ticker symbols IDT and IDT.C, respectively.
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