Additional Resources Headed to Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands
We continue to deploy resources for the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as rebuilding continues after Hurricane Maria and Irma.
We’ve already landed a number of planes with personnel, more than 50 generators and other supplies. We’re also sending satellite phones to help first responders stay connected as they continue to rebuild and respond to emergencies in the hardest hit areas.
We are also sending a ship to the U.S. Virgin Islands this evening with high capacity generators and other supplies for our team on the ground there.
More than 12,250 people have signed up for our website that lets anyone stateside (regardless of carrier) register the cell phone number of a family member or friend who is an AT&T wireless customer in Puerto Rico. When the Puerto Rico-based customer’s cell phone connects to our network in Puerto Rico, the customer is notified that their family or friends in the U.S. have been trying to contact them.
To help those affected by Hurricane Maria across Puerto Rico we encourage you to text ‘MARIA’ to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross to help prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters.** During this time, landline customers can also make free calls between the U.S. and Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
We are extending payment dates for impacted AT&T PREPAID customers with voice and text service through Sept. 29.