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Verizon helping connect with Mexico after storm

Verizon is helping its customers connect with family and friends in Mexico following last week's landfall of Hurricane Patricia.

Home telephone customers can make free calls to Mexico from their U.S. landlines through Friday (applicable taxes and surcharges will apply).

Wireless customers will incur no charges for texts or international long distance calls originating from the U.S. to Mexico through Friday (applicable taxes and surcharges will apply).

Wireless customers can make a $10 donation to relief efforts from by texting "MEXICO" to the short code 80108. Customers can donate a maximum of two times, up to $20 total per line. (Limited to lines held on individual accounts, does not include business or government lines.) Text message fees will be waived and 100 percent of each donation goes directly to the mGive Response Fund.

Verizon Wireless customers who pay monthly bills will see their donations on the next regular monthly bill. For customers using the company's prepaid services, donations will be deducted from customers' prepaid balances.

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