Local phone company offers free calls to the US

| 31/10/2012

hurricane-sandy-br_2382797b.jpg(CNS): People with LIME residential landlines will be able to call the United States today for free. The company is offering customers ‘15-family minutes’ free Wednesday (31 October) between mid-day to midnight so that they can call loved ones in the USA who are dealing with the damage caused by the passage of Hurricane Sandy. One of the largest storms to ever strike the east coast of the US, it has disrupted the lives of millions of people. LIME said that it was offering the free 15 minutes talk time as a “humanitarian gesture” for those who have family impacted by the natural disaster.

“We wanted to give everyone the opportunity to call and check with family and friends that they are okay following the dreadful effects of the storm,” said Anthony Ritch, Cayman’s General Manager for LIME.

Superstorm Sandy caused billions of dollars worth of damage when it made landfall on Monday and pummelled the Northeast coast, killing at least 55 people. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it could take four or five days before the city's subway, which suffered the worst damage in its 108-year history, is running again.

Consolidated Edison, New York's power company, said it would be four days before the last of the 337,000 customers in Manhattan and Brooklyn have electricity again and it could take a week to restore outages in the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Westchester County. Floodwater led to explosions that disabled a power substation Monday night, contributing to the outages.

John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Newark International Airport in New Jersey reopened Wednesday morning with limited service. New York's LaGuardia Airport remains closed.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank God for Skype!! My long distances phone bill is down to zero now. 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    This isssss nice and all except im still stuck in ny….id like some slack on my most definitely high roaming bill!

  3. Anonymous says:

    What does it takes to please some people, wow what a ungrateful bunch, and yes if your too dumb to know the benifit of a land line and the low cost of using one, tough luck 

  4. Anonymous says:

    OMG a whole 15 minutes golly gee…how generous!!! MAGIC JACK IS THE WAY TO GO!!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Good Move Cable & Wireless

  6. Anonymous says:

    That was my first thought also! I have a landline for internet but don't actually use the landline so don't even have a phone to plug into it! Lime should offer it from any phone – now that would truly be impressive!

  7. Anonymous says:

    I know I may sound like a troll for this comment and I don't care but notice how Lime restricted this "15 mins free call" to calls made from land lines only?!? Just how many ppl still have home land lines in the era of Blackberry's and Iphones? Thumbs away folks!!

    • Anonymous says:

      More. More. We want more. Such is the attitiude today. Why don't you go to your neighbours home and make the call from their fixed line if you dont have one. Its free after all. Don't know your neighbour? Thats another problem!

    • Anonymous says:

      I do:)

    • Anonymous says:

      You people are so ungrateful. Here is LIME trying to do something good and all you do is complain.

    • Soapbox Sally says:

      I do too. Thanks LIME I will call my broth win New York to make sure he is ok. A nice gesture and I appreciate it.