US mobile network operator, Verizon has announced that victims of Hurricane Sandy will not be charged for domestic voice and text usage.
The act of good faith extends to Verizon’s customers throughout the New York and New Jersey areas until 16 November.
“Verizon Wireless continues to focus its efforts to assist customers in the regions hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy,” the carrier wrote in a FAQ about the program.
“We announced November 4th that 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.”
Network carriers also offered the storm-affected regions free charging stations and access to emergency phones, as power outages remain in certain areas.