When iiNet rolled out free calls to mental health services last November, we hoped that other providers would follow suit. Vodafone has done that, making calls to Lifeline, Kids Helpline, SANE and the SES (plus Vodafone charity partners Australian Red Cross, Barnardos, Oxfam, Mission Australia and Conservation Volunteers Australia) free on its network from March 17. Thumbs up to that.
Vodafone Makes Calls To Mental Health Emergency Services Free
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