Following the tragic and devastating tornado that tore through Oklahoma this week, AT&T announced that it will be waiving all overage charges for those affected through June 30.
On Monday afternoon, a large tornado system ripped through Moore, Oklahoma claiming dozens of lives and destroying countless homes, buildings, and lives in the process.
Later that day, AT&T announced that it would support all victims and families by waiving voice, data and text overage charges through the end of June for affected areas.
Bryan Gonterman, the state president for AT&T Oklahoma, issued the following statement:
Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the tornado that hit the Oklahoma City area Monday. We are coordinating with local authorities and bringing in additional resources.
Due to expected high call volumes, Gonterman recommends that those who are trying to reach friends and family in the region should use text messaging instead of voice communications.
In the meantime, anyone looking to support the recovery efforts contribute $10 to Red Cross humanitarian efforts by texting “REDCROSS” to 90999. The donation will be charged as part of a user’s monthly bill.