SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help those who could be impacted by the severe storm hitting parts of Northern California and Northern Nevada this weekend, AT&T* is proactively reaching out to customers in high risk storm areas to help them stay connected to emergency services.
For a limited time, customers who have AT&T landline or VOIP service, are experiencing outages, and do not have active Mobility (cellular) service with AT&T are eligible to receive a free LG B470 mobile GoPhone at company-owned AT&T retail stores in Northern California and Northern Nevada.**
"It's very important for our customers to have a way to reach emergency services should this storm affect their landline service," said Jeni Bell, Vice President and General Manager, AT&T Northern California/Northern Nevada. "This is one way we're continuing to take care of our customers."
The mobile phones in this offer will be capable of making emergency 911 calls and eligible customers will also receive $25 worth of AT&T prepaid service (current rates are 25 cents/minute for voice calls, and 20 cents for each SMS text message). These phones are available starting today until Jan. 11, 2017. The end date could be extended depending on the severity of the storm and its impact.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries. AT&T cannot assure that if a 911 call is placed the customer will be found.
**This offer will be honored at AT&T retail stores north of Kern County in Northern California, and in the Reno area in Northern Nevada.
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