We don’t want our customers worrying about the costs when calling and TXTing the Philippines, so we’ll be crediting the cost of all standard calls and TXTs for our postpaid customers to the Philippines from Australia between the 11th and 30th November 2013.
Our thoughts are with our customers and employees who have lost love ones or are still waiting for news from the Philippines.
Vodafone Group support for the Philippines
Vodafone Foundation Instant Network – an initiative of Vodafone Group Foundation – has been deployed in the Philippines to enable humanitarian workers to carry out life-saving work and provide people to help locate loved ones following the catastrophic typhoon.
Internationally, Vodafone engineers from Hungary and New Zealand traveled to the Philippines last weekend to deploy two Vodafone Foundation instant networks to Palo, a region 15km south of Tacloban. The portable network, which fits in to four suitcases, weighs 100kg and can be transported on commercial flights, was transported to the country within 24 hours of the typhoon hitting.
For Vodafone Australia staff wishing to make a donation to support the typhoon appeal, please complete the attached form and submit to Payroll. Vodafone Foundation Australia will match all donations made via payroll giving.
In support of those affected by the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, Vodafone Foundation is matching all donations made by Vodafone employees (up to $10,000). Vodafone customers can also offer their support by visiting the Australian Red Cross to make a donation. Our thoughts are with all those who have been impacted, as well as the emergency volunteers and staff who are working tirelessly to help evacuate people, provide emergency first aid as well as emergency supplies.