SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son has announced via Twitter that the company will be providing free replacement iPhones for users who saw theirs lost or damaged during the recent earthquake and resulting tsunami. According to Engadget, the company will be releasing further details about the offer at a later date. In addition, Son has pledged that all earthquake orphans will receive free phones, along with call costs waived until they reach the age of 18, and, during a recent trip to hard-hit Tamura, said that Softbank will cover a year’s worth of living costs and provide job positions for the 1,200 people being relocated to Takeo, in Saga prefecture.

Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.