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What would you like to know:
- Verizon customers (prepaid and postpaid) and small businesses * in parts of Kentucky and Illinois will receive unlimited calling, texting and data 12/12 – 12/18
- Our Verizon Response team is available 24/7 to coordinate with first responders
BASKING RIDGE, NJ, December 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – For our home and small business customers affected by tornadoes in parts of Kentucky and Illinois from Sunday, December 12 through December 18, Verizon is providing calls, SMS and data to those residing in the following countries:
Kentucky: Mayfield, Owensboro
Illinois: The hardest hit parts of Edwardsville
Our Verizon Response team is available 24/7 to coordinate with first responders. We mobilize charging stations, devices, special equipment, emergency vehicles and more to support local, state and federal agencies across the United States. First responder customers with priority wireless service should use * 272 when making calls.
Verizon retail stores may have reduced hours due to the storm. You can find the closest open by visiting: https://www.verizonwireless.com/stores/.
Here is a quote you can use from our Vice President of Consumers in the Center-North region:
“Our hearts go out to all of those affected by these historic tornadoes,” said Matt Carr, vice president of consumer affairs at Verizon. “We know there is a lot of work to be done to recover, and it’s a little thing we can do to make sure they can connect without worry after the storm.”
* Includes small businesses with 50 lines or less
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