Verizon customers impacted by Florence will have free calling, text, data


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Verizon Wireless customers that live in an area impacted by Hurricane Florence will be given free calling, texting and data services. 

The company has also lifted speed caps restrictions for first responders in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. 

More information on the company’s hurricane assistance will be provided as the storm progresses and its impact is assessed, the company says. 

‘”People rely on our network every day to stay connected to loved ones and that need increases when a disaster strikes,” said Russ Preite, president, Southeast Market for Verizon Wireless in a press release. “As residents prepare for Hurricane Florence, waiting out long lines at grocery stores and supply stores, or even evacuating, the last thing they want to worry about is billing overages. This is just one way we can help residents as this potentially dangerous storm challenges the Southeast coast.”

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