Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son offers earthquake victims iPhone replacements, offers to pay phone bills of orphans

Wed, Mar 30, 2011


Masayoshi Son, the founder and CEO of Softbank Capital as well as the CEO of Softbank Mobile, has made a grand gesture following the Japan disasters by offering the 1,200 people relocating to Takeo, Saga where Son is originally from, a free year of living costs (transportation and food) in addition to employment positions.

But that’s just the beginning.

Son has also taken to Twitter where he crowdsources the Twitterverse for ideas to help victims in Japan as much as possible. Last week, one Twitter follower suggested that Softbank should give orphans in the country free phone credit for a limited time as to contact relatives and friends. Going a step further, Son tweeted that he would give all orphans free phones and free service up until they reach 18. Further, Son is also willing to pay the phone bills of orphans with accounts on other networks, including NTT DoCoMo. Lastly, Son is also offering users with lost or destroyed iPhones free replacements.

Now that’s what you call a mensch.

via Engadget


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