BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Cell phone companies are looking to alleviate stress and provide some extra coverage as thousands across south Louisiana recover from damaging floodwaters.
Verizon and AT&T announced that they would be provided free service to its customers in certain parishes following historic flooding in the southern part of the state.
AT&T is offering a credit to customers who experienced service disruption during flooding.
The free service from Verison will span from August 14 through August 21 and covers data, text and voice. AT&T will provide a credit for those customers who incurred data overage charges between August 14 and August 28.
The following are the qualified parishes in and around the WAFB viewing area: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Vermilion, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.
"During this time you may still receive data overage charges, but don't worry, we've got them covered on your next bill cycle. Just ignore any overage alerts you may receive in this time," stated Verizon on its website.
Verizon also has four locations across the southern part of the state that would help any person who came into the stores no matter whether or not they are a Verizon customer.