Verizon Won't Charge Sandy Victims for Voice/SMS Usage
Provided They're in New York and New Jersey
Verizon recently announced they would be issuing refunds
to Sandy victims for FiOS service outages, even if their problems were solely the result of lost power (which was the case for the majority of users). Now Verizon Wireless says they're also trying to help Sandy victims by waiving text message and voice charges. According to the company's Hurricane Sandy FAQ
, Verizon Wireless is not charging Sandy Victims in New York or New Jersey for domestic voice and text usage incurred between October 29th and November 16th 2012. While that doesn't much matter if you're on Verizon's new shared data plans (which feature unlimited text and data), it's a great gesture all the same. Customers don't need to ask for the credits, they'll simply be applied to their bills.