Verizon vs Sandy
Verizon has released the latest update and a video showing their activities in the Northeast in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The carrier has crews working around the clock in the most severely hit areas of New York and New Jersey, and has even sent mobile trucks into the area to allow those without cellular or Wi-Fi connectivity to be able to communicate with family and friends and to help people recharge their mobile devices. Verizon Wireless stores in the affected regions have stayed open to also allow users to charge their phones or tablets.
Full electricity supply is expecting restoration in the hit area by next Friday only. Meanwhile, without power, Verizon is unable to fully restore its service to the hard hit businesses in the area. Some back-up power helps Verizon restore some services, yet the damaged equipment still must be repaired.
Verizon has promised to replace for free any equipment damaged by Hurricane Sandy and we would expect it would include smartphones, too.