Verizon Wireless Providing Free Calling, Texting And Data Following Hurricane Sally

September 19, 2020

Verizon is providing unlimited calling, texting and data through Monday for areas impacted by Hurricane Sally.

Customers do not have to take any action to take advantage of the offer in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida or Escambia County, Alabama, the company said. Customers can verify eligibility for the offer by entering their zip code here: https://www.verizon.com/featured/relief/.

Verizon customers can help the American Red Cross in their disaster relief efforts by texting the word HURRICANES to 90999 and $10 will be added to their Verizon Wireless bill upon confirmation of the billing zip code.

Pictured: This Verizon tower on West Highway 4 near Northview High School was one of dozens left without service due to Hurricane Sally. Verizon service from this tower was restored on Thursday. NorthEscambia.com photo, click to enlarge.

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15 Responses to “Verizon Wireless Providing Free Calling, Texting And Data Following Hurricane Sally”

  1. cc on September 21st, 2020 8:38 am

    FYI: Due to the storm Verizon had 90 sites down all the way to Louisiana. So everyone had a lag in service.

  2. CW on September 20th, 2020 5:50 pm

    Escambia County Alabama was excluded from this. I guess I will be going over my data allowance this month since Frontier internet is still down.

  3. Mike J. on September 20th, 2020 4:07 pm

    Verizon is better now than non-functioning Spectrum. I appreciate the extra data because I have a limited plan now. Cell service is not perfect but works mostly. Using it now for this comment.

  4. Tired on September 20th, 2020 1:10 pm

    Well now I know why I can’t use the text & data that I’m paying for… Verizon is giving it to those who ARENT… TYPICAL. Not against helping, but damn could I please get the service I pay for first???

  5. Priscilla Frisch on September 20th, 2020 12:02 pm

    I am very pleased that Verizon helps during
    situations like hurricanes by giving unlimited
    texts and data. A pleasant surprise!

  6. Tara Dominguez on September 20th, 2020 11:21 am

    Our WiFi with Cox has been down for 2 days and we haven’t been able to access or data through Verizon. Can’t work without one or the other. This occurred 3 days AFTER the storm and still happening today 9/20.

  7. Yeah on September 20th, 2020 11:11 am

    As a paying Verizon customer we rarely had service in the Cantonment area. We had to drive out to make calls, texts, and internet access. It has been terrible!

  8. Lee on September 20th, 2020 10:07 am

    My Verizon service over the last 4 days has been HORID, no data available, some text, weak cellular service in general. Hello AT&T you’re soon to have a new customer.

  9. Rod Pumas on September 19th, 2020 9:08 pm

    Verizon’s cell service during this situation has been very disappointing. Before they tout their free public WiFi, they need to ensure they are providing service to their paying customers.

  10. CW on September 19th, 2020 5:07 pm

    Well it’s a good thing I checked NorthEscambia, because I haven’t received anything from Verizon saying anything about this.

    My Frontier internet is out, so I’m forced to use my data right now.

  11. Greg Gay on September 19th, 2020 4:20 pm

    Verizon use to be good in Walnut Hill but something happened a couple months after COVID started. Its almost like they throttled down data or took down a tower when we needed it the most. It was a lot faster than my slow DSL pre-COVID but now my DSL is even fast compared to their data. My wife and I are going to try AT&T next time. Verizon use to be a premium service so we paid extra but not anymore. The last 3-4 days we have absolutely no data. So I certainly hope it’s free for nothing.

  12. IMHO on September 19th, 2020 8:04 am

    Gee thanks for nothing Verizon! Haven’t had a decent signal in months so it does no good

  13. Pdg on September 19th, 2020 7:55 am

    I have Verizon and it’s very poor to no service. No wander they are making it free. The have horrible service anyway.

  14. Amanda on September 19th, 2020 2:33 am

    Also so has at&t. They sent out free data texts etc on before the storm sept 14-18 and extended today to the 23rd.

  15. Try not to break your arm Verizon on September 19th, 2020 2:31 am

    4 days free, try not to break your arm patting yourselves on the back Verison. HERE is something better you can do. GIVE your customers a MONTH instead of 4 days. SIGED really aggravated, sleepless, hot and tired in Walnut Hill.





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