Mobile Carriers Offer Free Charging In Chiba Pref.

Mobile carriers offer free charging in Chiba Pref.

Typhoon Faxai that made landfall on Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo on Monday has left hundreds of thousands of households and businesses without power. Japan's three major mobile carriers are offering free phone charging and WiFi services.

NTT Docomo, KDDI and SoftBank have placed chargers at their shops, municipal offices, public halls, community centers and health and welfare centers in affected areas of the prefecture.

Anyone can use the chargers for free during the facilities' business hours, regardless of the carrier they're using.

The three companies are also offering free WiFi services at train stations and commercial facilities, under the network name "00000JAPAN."

NTT East says about 7,000 public phones throughout Chiba Prefecture can be used for free while mobile phone access remains limited.