Verizon to offer free calling, text and data for customers impacted by Hurricane Michael, now forecasted to be a Category 3 storm

Speed caps restrictions have been lifted for first responders in Alabama and Florida

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Oct. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For our customers along portions of the northeastern Gulf Coast that will feel the effects of Hurricane Michael, Verizon Wireless is saying “We’ve Got Your Back.” With Michael forecasted to hit portions of the northeastern Gulf Coast by Wednesday, 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.

“We understand how important it is for our customers to stay connected every day, and even more so when severe weather strikes,” said Russ Preite, president, Southeast Market for Verizon Wireless. “We hope this will alleviate one worry on the minds of those customers in Michael’s path as they undertake final preparations before the storm’s landfall.”

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 Alabama and Florida.

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.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated $126 billion in 2017 revenues. The company operates America’s most reliable wireless network and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. Its Oath subsidiary reaches people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands.

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