Carriers Waive Fees, Make Red Cross Donations
Also Allowing Users to Charge Devices in Stores
AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are helping Sandy victims by allowing customers to charge devices in stores, as well as giving customers some relief in paying bills. Until November 8, T-Mobile says the company won't be cutting off prepaid users
in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania for failing to pay their bills. AT&T meanwhile stated that the company will extend its late-payment window for storm victims who are behind, and waive late payment fees until further notice. AT&T also said that the company will be giving a $250,000 grant to the American Disaster Relief fund. Time Warner Cable also announced
that the company will be donating $500,000 to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, and $50,000 each to The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York and The American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey.
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Do what I have done. I am often back in the back country fishing, or hunting and there is no place to plug-n-charge so I puchased a solar powered charging station, works great!!!!! Mine is built into a nifty backpack. Get one with an on board Lithium Ion battery pack and you are good to go.
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Re: I applaud these companies!
said by jjeffeory:Not quite. But it is nice of them.
It's very magnanimous of them.
said by HardwareGeek:Life is full of inequities.. of the 100% to get services after the hurricaine.. the vast majority of them targeted manhattan, only to be embarassed by the news media that outer boroughs and other zones do exist and have problems too.
Donating to the Red Cross is a scam. I remember when people donated billions to them for 9/11 and Victim familys saw less than a penny on the dollar.
If you want to help, there are plenty of ways of giving DIRECT aid to those people without the help of a charity org.
Actually go there, find out what they need and give it to them. As the transportation bottleneck eases, this will be easier to do..