Many wireless providers are offering free or discounts services to customers during Hurricane Florence.
Verizon is offering free calling, texting and data to postpaid and prepaid customers in areas impacted by the storm.
The company says it also has lifted speedcap restrictions for first responders.
Verizon partner Victra
Victra, a large reseller of Verizon services which is based in Raleigh, is offering the following complimentary services in hurricane-affected areas:
- 30% discount on portable power supplies to charge a smartphone if the power is out
- In the event of power outages and/or flooding, charging stations for residents in any stores that have power themselves
- Also where flooding occurs: smartphone dry-out services – a one-time service using our Redux technology to dry out phones or other small devices with potential water damage (learn more here:https://www.victra.com/redux.aspx)
- Offers will be available through Friday, Sept. 21.
T-Mobile is offering free services to active customers across the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia and Maryland who “are not already on an unlimited plan.”
Pay as you Go and postpaid plans that do not include data will receive free talk/text.s.
T-Mobile stores will remain open “as long as it’s safe,” and offer water, mobile generators, device charging stations, car and wall chargers and other supplies to customers and affected employees.
Sprint is waiving call, text and data coverage fees for its customers in the Carolinas and Virginia through Sept. 25.
“Customers on Unlimited plans will continue to enjoy their unlimited data, call and text benefits,” the company said.
Charter Communications just launched Spectrum Wireless, and is opening more than 5,000 WiFi “hotspots” for all wireless users.
To find WiFi sites, visit Spectrum’s listing site.