Verizon’s Sandy Victims Will Save

It's waiving fees for voice calls and text messages

Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) worked hard to get its cell service back online in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Making sure the company’s customers are able to get in touch with their friends and family has been the goal. Now the company is adding another benefit.

Verizon announced that all calls and texts for customers in the area slammed by the superstorm will be free. The offer includes those sent between Oct. 29 and Nov. 16, 2012 and applies to 10 counties in New York and 21 counties in New Jersey. Customer don’t need to sign up to be eligible for the fee waiver.

Customers will still be charged the standard monthly access rates, but their calls and texts won’t appear on their next bill. Verizon subscribers outside those regions can call 800-922-0204 to request inclusion in the program if they wish.

Most mobile firms, including Verizon, AT&T (NYSE:T), and Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) are also waiving late billing fees for customers in the area.

The company has issued a FAQ regarding the new program.

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