AT&T, Sprint and Verizon rollout charging stations, portable cell sites to assist Oklahoma tornado victims
AT&T and Sprint also announced today that it is waiving any voice, data and text overage charges where applicable for people that have been affected by storms that tore through the area yesterday. Verizon has donated $100,000 to be applied to customer’s bills.
In addition to the waiver of fees, the carriers are also rolling out their portable cell sites to the area and establishing charging stations. Verizon has noted the current charging stations at the Red Cross Shelter at 201 South Howard in Moore, Oklahoma; the Home Depot on SW 19th Street and Shawnee High School at 1001 North Kennedy in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
AT&T and Verizon customers that want to donate to assist recovery efforts may text “REDCROSS” to 90999, which will automatically donate $10 to be applied to your bill. Verizon has also teamed with The Salvation Army to allow donations by texting “STORM” to 80888. Texting fees have been waived and 100% of the donations pass through to those organizations.
If you have had intermittent communication with friends or family in the area, remember it is a good idea to try and use text messaging as it will ensure keeping capacity available for on the ground relief efforts underway.
sources: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon
1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5652; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
That's a good thing these company are doing. sad day in OK
2. IlikeCellPhones (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 May 2013)
I love it. When something bad happens, people come together. work together, and share. I love how Verizon is donating, and even though you pretty much get texting for free now a-days, they have made it free to donate.
Good job Big Red. -Im glad my money isnt JUST going into your pockets. (even though im sure itll just be a tax write-off)
good job to Sprint and AT&T as well!
I am proud to sell for all three of those carriers.
3. Droiddoes (unregistered)
People love to b*tch piss and moan about the "evil" contract carriers, but things like this is why they charge "so much". They can afford to help out when it's needed. Where's Boost, TMO, Virgin, Tracfone etc?
4. rejoicefulone (Posts: 13; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
Boost and Virgin are soley owned by Sprint. Tracphone is owned by Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim. Wealthiest Person in the world according to Forbes.