September 8, 2017

Verizon connects customers with family and friends in Mexico for free following powerful earthquake


NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Following last night's devastating earthquake in Mexico, Verizon is supporting customers with loved ones potentially impacted by this terrible tragedy by offering free wireless and wireline calling from the U.S. to Mexico to help connect them with family and friends.

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"There's a strong connection between our customers and their families in Mexico, this is the right thing to do," said Tami Erwin, Executive Vice President, Verizon Wireless Operations. "Speed matters when providing relief that can connect people during this crisis."

  • Home wireline telephone customers will incur no charges to Mexico from their U.S. landlines on Friday, September 8, through 10, 2017 (applicable taxes and surcharges will apply).
  • Wireless post-paid customers will incur no charges for texts or international long distance calls originating from the U.S. to Mexico Friday, September 8, through 10, 2017, (applicable taxes and surcharges will apply).

"Our residential landline customers don't have to just wait by the phone," said Ken Dixon, Senior Vice President, Wireline Operations for Verizon. "They can pick up and dial directly to find loved ones potentially affected by this devastating earthquake."

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of 163,400 and generated nearly $126 billion in 2016 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. Its Oath subsidiary houses more than 50 media and technology brands that engage about 1 billion people around the world.

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Kim Ancin
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