Text Money To Haiti? It Would Be Faster If You Swam It There

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After the tragedy in Haiti, people have been urged to send money to Haiti, using their cell phone.

Simply send a text to: 90999 and type the word HAITI, and $10 will be sent to help in the relief.

According to sources, some $9 million has already been pledged, due to the simplicity of sending the money.

Simple, right?

Well, not so fast. It turns out the money will not get to Haiti relief until after 30-90 days. The telecommunications giants are not sending any money until users’ bills have been paid.

Given what they are charging users, and the fact that they know that they are going to be getting the money, the telecommunications people are looking not so good right now.

But, hey, at least people can feel better about trying to do something.

Hopefully the people in Haiti can wait 3 months for the aid to get there.

I doubt it.

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