Verizon sends mobile charging and work stations for help in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy

VZ Mobile Emergency Comms Center 2012 610x4061 Verizon sends mobile charging and work stations for help in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy

 

Oh look at that, maybe Verizon Wireless aren’t as evil I had them pegged to be. It looks like Verizon has came through to offer some help as they have deployed Wireless Emergency Communication Centers to certain areas to help out. The centers Verizon has set up will give people opportunities to charge their devices with computers on-site to offer any additional help for communication if needed.

Verizon Communication Stores on-wheels have also been reported to be deployed to allow people to make calls to friends and loved ones for free. Verizon claims that 96% of their network is up and running in the Northeast, including some of the hardest hit areas by the franken-storm.

 

Verizon Wireless Update

November 1, 2012

Verizon Wireless continues to assist recovery efforts in the Northeastern United States in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

The company today deployed Wireless Emergency Communication Centers (WECCs) on Staten Island, at Monmouth (NJ) University, and at two locations in Toms River NJ. WECCs offer public access to device-charging and computer work stations, as well as wireless phones and other devices that visitors can use to contact family and friends. We also have mobile stores-on-wheels that serve as fully functioning Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in place at locations on Staten Island and in Sea Girt NJ and Howell NJ.

We’re offering device charging and free domestic phone calls to local residents at all of our open store locations. We continue to re-open stores throughout the area and are increasing device and accessory inventories at stores to meet the needs of our customers.

In terms of our network, we have seen continued improvement overnight with now more than 96 percent of our cell sites in service and serving our customers in the impacted area, including some of the hardest hit areas of the Northeast.

Verizon Wireless continues to deploy its mobile disaster recovery and emergency network assets, including cell sites on wheels and mobile generators, to fortify our network throughout the Northeast where telecommunications infrastructure, utility/power and/or flood damage are issues.


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