News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday November 08, 2012.
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Verizon customers who live in areas of New York or New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy will not have to worry about paying for their voice and text usage this month. Verizon today announced that it will waive voice and text charges for customers in impacted areas, automatically removing usage charges incurred between October 29 and November 16.
Customers will still have to pay their monthly bill to cover access charges and data usage. Verizon will waive only text and data charges that happened after Hurricane Sandy led to outages and lost power. Fees will be waived in the following counties:
New York: Bronx County, Kings County, Nassau County, New York County, Putnam County, Queens County, Richmond County, Rockland County, Suffolk County, and Westchester County
New Jersey: Atlantic City, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, and Warren County.source: Verizon, via: CNET
Andrew is based in Miami, Florida.