Verizon Offers Unlimited Services to California Wildfire Areas, Says Network Unaffected
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Comments

Verizon said from Oct. 28 – Nov. 3 it is providing unlimited calling, texting and data to Los Angeles, Marin, Napa and Sonoma consumer and small business customers impacted by the Tick and Kincade wildfires in California.

The carrier also said its response team is available 24/7 to coordinate with first responders. “We are mobilizing charging stations, devices, special equipment, emergency vehicles and more to support local, state and federal agencies,” Verizon said in a statement. “First responder customers with wireless priority service should use *272 when placing calls.”

The carrier said its network is not impacted by the wildfires.

“With regards to the latest public-safety power shutoff, we are doing everything we can to minimize its impact,” the company said. “However, there may be discrete areas of our network that experience service disruption or degradation, due to topographical and other technological constraints that prevent the deployment of backup power or other resources to a particular cell site.”

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