Verizon won’t charge Sandy victims for their voice calls and text messages

Verizon announced over the weekend that it won’t charge NY and NJ customers affected by hurricane Sandy for their voice calls and text messages sent during the disaster. This grace period started on October 29th and extends to November 16th. Customers don’t have to do anything to receive the free service as Verizon will apply it automatically to account holders in the areas hardest hit by hurricane Sandy.

The waiver is available to customers in the following NY and NJ locations:

New York: Bronx County, Kings County, Nassau County, New York County, Putnam County, Queens County, Richmond County, Rockland County, Suffolk County, and Westchester County

New Jersey: Atlantic City, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, and Warren County.

[Via PC Magazine and Verizon Wireless]

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