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Phone Companies Speed Haiti Text Donations

Major U.S. cell phone carriers said they will speed up the delivery of funds donated to the Red Cross' Haiti relief effort via text message.

The carriers, including Verizon, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile and AT&T, said they will get the donations to the Red Cross within a week, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday ($).

In Tuesday's edition of the Miami Herald, Verizon spokesman Chuck Hamby said donations to Haiti have surpassed all previous records.

As the Herald reports: "The $27 million given through texts eclipses the amount of donations via text raised for Hurricane Katrina victims: less than $500,000."

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