Optus offers free calls to Belgium

Optus offers free calls to Belgium


Bomb attacks have ripped through Belgium’s Brussels international airport and Maelbeek metro station killing more than 30 people. Twin blasts hit the American departure area of Zaventem airport with 11 people reportedly killed. Later hitting again at the station just 200 metres from the headquarters of the European Commission killing about 20 people.

Brussels police have issued a wanted notice for a man seen pushing a luggage trolley through the airport caught on CCTV. Belgium has declared three days of mourning for the unexpected atrocities.

Optus customers that wish to contact loved ones in Brussels will be able to make free calls to Belgium throughout March. They will receive free standard voice calls from 12:01am AEDST March 22 through to 11:59pm March 31, 2016.

The telco do advise that there may be some connectivity issues due to a high volume of calls. An Optus spokesman said, “Customers may experience busy tones, recorded voice announcements or the call might go straight to voicemail when calling. We understand this can be frustrating and encourage customers to please be patient.”

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