To help customers connect with family and friends in Mexico following the landfall of Hurricane Patricia, Verizon is activating a multi-pronged effort.
- Wireless customers will incur no charges for texts or international long distance calls originating from the U.S. to Mexico from October 24 through October 30, 2015 (applicable taxes and surcharges will apply).
- Home telephone customers can make free calls to Mexico from their U.S. landlines from October 24 through October 30, 2015 (applicable taxes and surcharges will apply).
- Wireless customers can make a $10 donation to relief efforts by texting “MEXICO” to the short code 80108. Customers can donate a maximum of two times, up to $20 total per line. (Limited to lines held on individual accounts, does not include business or government lines). Text messaging fees will be waived, and 100% of each donation goes directly to the mGive Response Fund). Verizon Wireless customers who pay monthly bills will see their donations on the next regular monthly bill. For customers using the company’s prepaid services, donations will be deducted from customers’ prepaid balances.