GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As customers on the east coast begin returning to their homes and start the process of recovery, Verizon is there to help. Today, Verizon announces an expansion of their offer for customers in qualified areas in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Wireless communication is essential to stay in touch with loved ones, contact emergency resources and help with recovery efforts related to a hurricane like the one that devastated the east coast. So Verizon has expanded the counties and days it will take care of any charges from talk, text and data over customers' regular plans. For more information and an updated list of qualified counties and days, please visit https://www.verizonwireless.com/featured/relief/.
"The hard work of recovery after this massive storm has begun up and down the east coast and we will be there for our communities to help with the process," said Roger Tang – president, South East Market for Verizon Wireless.
Verizon Wireless customers who wish to help with Hurricane Matthew Relief efforts, via mobile phone, can donate by texting 80100 with the word "MATTHEW." Customers will receive a text response asking them to confirm the $10 donation. By texting their billing zip code, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. Donations are collected for the benefit of the GlobalGiving—Hurricane Matthew Relief Fund.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) employs a diverse workforce of 177,700 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 112 million retail connections nationwide. Headquartered in New York, the company also provides communications and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.
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