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By Tyler Robichaud 12/4/17

Senior citizens in Boston got the chance to call family and friends from around the world, free of charge. Friday’s City Hall event was sponsored by AT&T, Boston’s Elderly Commission, and Mayor Marty Walsh, and hundreds took part.

Places contacted Friday included China, Haiti, and Russia, among other areas. Some may not be able to talk with these loved-ones otherwise because of restrictions on phone plans. International phone numbers have been dialed for 21 years now as the event continues to connect people during the holiday season. 

The phone calls were the main event, but those taking part in the program were also served breakfast and lunch. Phone representatives were at City Hall to answer any questions the seniors may have about their cell-phones. The event also provided a “Winter Wishes” craft project for those who felt a little more festive.