Oceanic Time Warner Cable is providing free telephone calls to Japan through April 15 to its Digital Phone customers. Free calls are retroactive to March 11.
In addition, through March 31 Oceanic is providing NGN2 (Japanese language news) on channel 678 to all residential digital cable TV subscribers, and NGN4 (English language news from Japan) on channels 682 and 1682 (hi-def) to its Digital Variery Pack subscribers.
Other long distance carriers who announced they are offering free calls to Japan include Hawaiian Telcom (through April 15), AT&T (March 31), Verizon Wireless (April 10) and Mobi PCS (March 31).
Calls are free on Hawaiian Telcom to customer who have its International Long-Distance service. People who have another long-distance provider may call 643-0929 to get Hawaiian Telcom long distance service.