The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has been severe, for some more so than others, but either way it's a sad situation. It's nice to see parties from all sides come together for the good of this great nation, whether it be politics, or the cell phone companies teaming up. Today we just learned that Verizon pulled some strings and in a thoughtful gesture will be waiving the bill for many of their customers.
T-Mobile and AT&T teamed up and were allowing free and unaltered easy roaming between between networks so friends and families could have full phone access, and now Verizon has announced some awesome news that is quite surprising. While Verizon gets a bad rap by many for charging fees and what not, this is a very nice gesture and something worth giving a shout out for. Well done Verizon!
Verizon has stated that some customers in New York and New Jersey will not be billed this month for their cellphone usage -- although this only is aimed and voice and text usage. Users will still be billed for any data charges they've incurred. Here's the statement from Verizon:
"Customers in portions of New York and New Jersey will not be billed usage charges for domestic voice and text usage incurred between October 29th and November 16th 2012. No action is required by our customers to be eligible for this program."
When they state no action will be required what this means is users won't have to pay their bill, and then wait for credits, or call and confirm that they'll be included. All customers within the selected areas simply won't be billed for the dates mentioned above. To see if your area is included you'll want to click here. Those not in any of the mentioned areas can also call 1-800-922-0204 and ask for a waiver on a case-by-case basis.
It's great to see Verizon Wireless taking this step to help those in need. One point for Big Red!