Verizon customers can connect with friends and family in Italy for free following earthquake

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NEW YORK--More than 160,000 Verizon employees worldwide want to support our friends and family in Italy who have been impacted by the 6.2 earthquake. Verizon is offering free wireless and wireline calling from the U.S. to Italy to connect with family and friends.

  • Home wireline telephone customers will incur no charges to Italy from their U.S. landlines on August 23 through 26, 2016(applicable taxes and surcharges will apply).
  • Wireless users will incur no charges for texts or international long distance calls originating from the U.S. to Italy August 23 through 26, 2016 (applicable taxes and surcharges will apply).

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of nearly 162,700 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 113.2 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation's premiere all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.

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