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Verizon offers free calling, text and data for Massachusetts customers impacted by fires

$25K relief donation to The Lawrence Emergency Fund; Speed caps restrictions lifted for over a dozen first responder agencies

/EIN News/ -- BOSTON, Sept. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For our customers in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover dealing with recent fires and evacuations, Verizon Wireless is saying “We’ve Got Your Back.” From September 14 through September 17, Verizon is providing free calling, texting and data to its postpaid and prepaid customers who reside in impacted communities.

Verizon Foundation is making a $25,000 donation to The Lawrence Emergency Fund established by the Essex County Community Foundation to assist relief efforts for those affected by the gas explosions in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.

Verizon has also worked closely with local first responders to ensure they have the wireless communications needed to protect our communities. Speed caps restrictions have been lifted for over a dozen first responder agencies.

“We want our customers to have one less thing to worry about as they deal with property loss and helping their neighbors and friends,” said Kevin Zavaglia, president, Northeast Market for Verizon Wireless. “We will continue to partner with local officials to ensure the communications needs of the community and their first responders are met.”

Customers residing in the following zip codes are eligible for free calling, text, and data from September 14 through September 17: 01840, 01841, 01842, 01843, 01845, 01810, 01812, 01899, 05501, and 05544.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated $126 billion in 2017 revenues. The company 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 reaches people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands.

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