GCI waives all fees for calls, texts to Italy and Myanmar in wake of deadly earthquakes


Anchorage, Alaska—In the aftermath of two devastating earthquakes that struck Italy and Myanmar yesterday, General Communication Inc. (GCI) is offering free international calls and texts for all GCI wireless and landline customers who are attempting to connect with loved ones in either country. GCI will waive fees through Sept. 30.

“At GCI, we understand the importance of staying connected, especially during a time of tragedy,” said GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager Consumer Services Paul Landes. “When a disaster hits close to home, Alaskans pull together; that’s the spirit that we should also hold when devastating events occur in our global community. Our hearts go out to the people of Italy and Myanmar.”

GCI customers are not required to make any action on their account; fees associated with calls or texts to Italy or Myanmar will be automatically waived. Customers with questions can contact GCI customer representatives at (907) 265-5400 or (800) 800-4800. 

About GCI
GCI delivers communication and technology services in the consumer and business markets. Headquartered in Alaska with additional locations in the U.S., GCI has delivered services for more than 35 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. Learn more about GCI at www.gci.com.