T-Mobile announced tonight that it is offering free phone calls and texts to its customers who are in the path of Hurricane Harvey. The category 4 storm is making landfall in Texas this evening and the free calls and texts will run from today through September 1st in certain areas of Texas and Louisiana. Those in the affected areas who are customers of T-Mobile and MetroPCS, even if they are on a pre-paid plan, can take advantage of this offer.
The area codes where the free calling and texting is in effect include the following:
- Texas: 830, 512, 210, 936, 956, 361,979, 281,832,713, 936, 409
- Louisiana: 337, 985
"Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the path of this powerful storm."-John Legere, president and CEO, T-Mobile
T-Mobile did point out that T-Mobile ONE and Simple Choice customers always have unlimited calling and texting making today's offer moot as far as they are concerned.