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Verizon to offer free calling, text and data for customers impacted by Hurricane Florence, now a Category 4 hurricane

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Speed caps restrictions have also been lifted for first responders in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia

Hurricane Florence

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Alpharetta, GA – For our customers on the Southeast Coast that will feel the wrath of Hurricane Florence, Verizon Wireless is saying “We’ve Got Your Back.” With Florence forecasted to hit the eastern shore by late Thursday night or Friday morning, Verizon is already committed to provide free calling, texting and data to its postpaid and prepaid customers who reside in the areas most impacted by the storm.

'"People rely on our network every day to stay connected to loved ones and that need increases when a disaster strikes," said Russ Preite, president, Southeast Market for Verizon Wireless. "As residents prepare for Hurricane Florence, waiting out long lines at grocery stores and supply stores, or even evacuating, the last thing they want to worry about is billing overages. This is just one way we can help residents as this potentially dangerous storm challenges the Southeast coast.”

 More information on the Verizon hurricane assistance will be provided as the storm progresses and its impact is able to be assessed. Additionally, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to those on the front lines of public safety, Verizon recently announced that speed caps restrictions have been lifted for first responders in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Verizon values the safety and security of all residents in the impacted communities, including the company’s employees. Before visiting, please contact your local store as store hours may vary depending on local impact.