AT&T is donating $350,000 to aid communities following Hurricane Harvey, which includes $100,000 to the Greater Houston Community Fund, $100,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Fund and $50,000 to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation in South Texas.
AT&T Waived Fees for Customers Impacted by Hurricane Harvey – Beginning Aug. 26, 2017, and running through at least Sept. 1, 2017 we will issue credits to AT&T wireless customers in impacted areas for additional data, voice and text charges, and AT&T PREPAID for additional voice and text charges.
Additionally, the AT&T Foundation will match employee donations up to $50,000 each to the AT&T Employee Disaster Relief Fund, which supports the thousands of AT&T employees who live in the areas affected by the storms and Team Rubicon, a disaster response veterans service organization.
Source: AT&T Newsroom
In addition to waiving casual call and text fees, effective August 26 through September 8, 2017, for Sprint, Boost and Virgin Mobile customers, Sprint will waive data overage fees for customers in Texas and Louisiana impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Fees will be proactively waived during the specified timeframe.
Source: Sprint Newsroom
To help our customers connect with loved ones in the path of Hurricane Harvey, T-Mobile is making it free for customers, including prepaid customers, to call or text from impacted areas of Texas and Louisiana.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the path of this powerful storm,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile.
From Aug. 25-Sept. 1, T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers in the following area codes can call anywhere in the US for free:
Texas – 830, 512, 210, 936, 956, 361, 979, 281, 832, 713, 936, 409, 346
Louisiana – 337, 985
Source: T-Mobile Newsroom
Verizon today announced support of South Texas through a $10 million pledge to fund Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Verizon is also offering support for the relief efforts in the following ways:
Relieving postpaid customers of data, talk and text charges and giving prepaid customers an extra 3 GB to be used for data, talk and text from August 26 through September 15.
Deploying mobile equipment including Cells on Wheels (COWs) and Cells on Light Trucks (COLTS) to supplement service in areas of South Texas that need extra network capacity.
Working closely with several federal and local government agencies to help support first responders on the ground with much needed communications services.
Staffing shelters with Verizon employees in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio to assist first responders and displaced residents with mobile charging, internet access and other communications needs.
Along with its subsidiary Oath, the company is providing financial support to residents of Houston and South Texas with dollar-for-dollar matches of employees’ contributions to select relief-focused organizations.
Offering emergency financial assistance to employees who have been affected by this tragedy through both its employee assistance program and its VtoV program where employees can donate funds to help fellow employees affected by a natural or personal disaster.
In addition, to reinforce our long-term commitment to the communities we serve, Verizon will be offering its more than 10,000 employees who work in the states of Texas and Louisiana the opportunity to volunteer for the Harvey recovery effort over the coming months and receive up to a week of paid volunteer time.
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