Unfortunately, the Russian invasion in Ukraine continues and, therefore, there are still thousands of Ukrainian families who have seen how their lives have been turned upside down in the midst of this situation. That is why all operators have launched initiatives to help as much as possible in this situation with calls, messages or free roaming. Now Orange goes a step further and has joined the Red Cross to help refugees.
200 Ukrainian refugee families they will have access to 200 SIM cards and 200 MiFi mobile Internet access devices.
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As for the SIM cards, Orange has delivered them to the Red Cross so that it can take care of their distribution. These SIM have been activated with a special ratewhich includes free calls to all national fixed and mobile destinations and in roaming from the European Economic Area, as well as 12 GB mobile data for 5G mobile navigation.
CRed Cross will be in charge of the identification process of these beneficiaries among those people who are arriving in Spain (mostly women and children) and you will see who are those 200 families that need it most. In this way, those who have fled the conflict will still be able to maintain communication with their relatives while at the same time being provided with communication tools that facilitate insertion in our country, being useful for learning the language, looking for employment, speeding up documents etc
Other solidarity measures of Orange
As has been happening since February, Orange has again extended the deadline for special measures related to this invasion. Until June 30, although it will be extended again if necessary (which we hope will hopefully end during that period), international calls and SMS to Ukraine will continue to be free for contract customers of its Orange and Jazztel brands. As for prepaid customers, they will also enjoy free calls and SMS until that date, 200 minutes/month to landlines and mobiles in Ukraine and 200 SMS/month to Ukraine.
These emergency measures join others that the orange operator has been developing in recent years. For example, through the “Solidarity Gigas” program, Orange customers have helped more than 7,500 families in vulnerable situations since 2019. Orange provides a free Internet connection for one year to households identified by different collaborating NGOs as especially vulnerable.
Also for families in difficult economic situations, something that the pandemic has increased, in 2020 a Social Rate to cover the basic needs of connectivity at an affordable price for those families receiving the Minimum Vital Income (IMV) or the Minimum Insertion Income (RMI). This rate includes 500 Mbps symmetrical fiber, a landline with unlimited calls to landlines and a mobile line with unlimited calls and a 3 GB mobile browsing bonus for only 14.95 euros per month and with no commitment to stay.
Even with such a tight price, in this last year and in collaboration with Caritas, Orange has offered this Social Rate completely free of charge to 150 families, attending to their situation of special vulnerability.