Verizon Wireless Powers Stores With Generators To Support Residents Affected By Storms In Birmingham, Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, AL — As recovery efforts continue in Alabama in the aftermath of devastating storms Wednesday night, Verizon Wireless has generators up and running at several stores in North Alabama to help area residents contact family, friends and loved ones.

Residents without working cell phones can make calls free of charge from the company's pool of working handsets. Additionally, battery charging stations will be set up to allow customers to charge their cell phones and smartphones.

Stores now with generator power include:

  • Cullman — 1810 Cherokee Avenue Southwest

  • Jones Valley — 2762 Carl T. Jones Drive SE, Huntsville

  • West Huntsville — 6275 University Drive NW, Huntsville

  • Guntersville — 11476 U.S. Highway 431

  • Fort Payne — 1815 Glenn Boulevard SW

  • Decatur — 1604 Beltline Road SW

Customers can also conduct standard activities in the stores including establishing new lines of service, purchasing phones and accessories, meeting with customer service representatives and paying bills.

Store hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:00 AM-6:00 PM and on Sunday from 12:00 PM —6:00 PM CST.

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