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Press Release -- September 3rd, 2019
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Verizon Response: free calls and texts to the Bahamas following Dorian’s landfall

What you need to know:

All Verizon customers will receive unlimited texts and calling originating from the U.S. to the Bahamas, from September 2 through September 9, 2019 (applicable taxes and surcharges will apply).
Unlimited calling, texting and data offer has been expanded to additional Verizon consumer (prepaid and postpaid) and small business customers in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina in the path of Hurricane Dorian.
Our Verizon Response team is available 24/7 and ready to coordinate with first responders should Dorian cause damage in any of the areas in the path of the storm.
Following Hurricane Dorian’s battering of the Bahamas, we are offering support to our U.S. customers who are concerned about family and friends there. Verizon customers will receive unlimited calling and texting from the U.S. to the Bahamas, from September 2 through 9, 2019 (applicable taxes and surcharges will apply). Our Verizon roaming partner in the Bahamas is working quickly to restore services impacted by the storm and we will stay in contact with them as their work continues.

Additionally, beginning Tuesday, September 3 through September 9, Verizon is expanding its unlimited calling, texting and data offer to consumer and small business customers who live in the following counties:

Florida: Clay County, Duval County, Flagler County, Nassau County, Putnam County, Seminole County, Volusia County
Georgia: Brantley County, Effingham County, Long County, Pierce County, Wayne County
North Carolina: Hyde County
These counties join 25 counties in the path of Hurricane Dorian announced yesterday. Customers can verify eligibility for call/text/data relief by entering their zip code at Verizon Wireless.

Our Verizon Response team is available 24/7 and stands ready to coordinate with first responders should Dorian cause damage in any of the areas in the path of the storm. We have mobilized charging stations, devices, special equipment, emergency vehicles and more to support local, state and federal agencies across the US as needed. First responder customers with wireless priority service should utilize *272 when placing calls.

Verizon retail stores may be closed or have reduced hours due to the storm. You can find the nearest one that’s open by visiting Verizon Wireless.

Verizon customers can help the American Red Cross or World Central Kitchen in their disaster relief efforts by texting the word DORIAN to 90999 for American Red Cross, or FOOD to 80100 for World Central Kitchen, and $10 will be added to their Verizon Wireless bill upon confirmation of the billing zip code. Customers looking to support the Florida Disaster Relief Fund can text DISASTER or DISASTER25 to 20222 and $10 or $25 will be added to their Verizon Wireless bill.

Visit Verizon's Emergency Resource Hub for more info on our response efforts.
As our Verizon Response teams closely monitor Dorian’s path, we remain ready to support our customers, including businesses and first responders, and the communities that may be impacted by this storm. Our thoughts are also with those in the Bahamas who have already felt Dorian’s wrath ,” said John Granby, Verizon Consumer Group South Area President. “We hope these small things we can do to ensure our customers are able to connect worry-free will help bring some peace of mind before, during and after the storm.
John Granby, Verizon Consumer Group South Area President

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