Bright House, Comcast Offer Free Calls to Nepal

Bright House Networks on Tuesday joined Time Warner Cable in offering home phone subs the ability to call friends and family in Nepal for free through the end of May in response to the earthquake that rocked Nepal.

Those free calls to Nepal will be retroactive to Saturday, April 25, and continue through May 31, Bright House said, noting that customers placing direct calls there during the period will be issued a credit on their Home Phone account.  

Credits for all calls made during the program time period will appear on customer accounts in June 2015. Calls to operators or directory assistance are not direct dial calls, so these will be charged at the usual rate, the MSO said. 

Update: Comcast also announced that it is providing free calls to Nepal, also from April 25 through May 31.