T-Mobile offering free calling, texting, and unlimited data to customers affected by Hurricane Maria

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As Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico, T-Mobile has announced that it’s making it free for customers there to stay in contact with loved ones.

From September 19th through September 24th, T-Mobile customers in Puerto Rico are getting free calling and texting anywhere in the U.S. as well as unlimited data. Customers on T-Mobile One and Simple Choice already get unlimited calling and texting, and T-Mobile One customers get unlimited data as well, but this move ensures that customers not on those plans can stay connected without worrying about their cellphone usage.

This offer is good for customers in the area codes of 787 and 939.

Source: T-Mobile

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  • EF

    This offer only works if there is electricity to power the cell phone towers and recharge the phones – once the tower backups/phone batteries go out, no electricity, no calls. And unfortunately the former will be in very short supply on the island for a long time to come.

    • steveb944

      Came in just to say that. Last I read the whole island lost power.

    • MattPortland

      Backup generators at cell sites and car chargers.

      • EF

        Assuming the impacted cell towers are still standing and backup generators are still functional. Besides the obvious problem of fuel distribution to the generators and wear and tear from beyond short-term emergency use, the fact is that a lot of PR’s electricity is generated with petroleum fuels and the grid was already impacted from the prior hurricane.

        And the current forecast is “many months” without full power due to the electric grid devastation. Obviously will be a priority to fix the grid, but won’t happen fast enough…

        • MattPortland

          Just trying be optimistic. It’s such a thing of the past these days.

  • Don Goyo

    Unlimited everything for free… only that… T-Mobile towers DON’T work, 5 days later there are thousands unable to at least get a text message from loved ones saying their fine. Absolutely ridiculous!