x
Breaking News
More (0) »

Maine's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Maine | NewsCenterMaine.com

AT&T waiving overage fees nationwide amid coronavirus pandemic

The company announced it will not terminate any services dating back to March 13
Credit: AT&T

CLEVELAND — AT&T is waiving wireless voice and data overage fees for customers nationwide dating back to March 13, the company announced Sunday.

"We will not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic," regional spokeswoman Brandy Bell-Truskey said in a press release.

The news comes as many residents in Ohio and across the country are struggling to pay their bills following mandatory business closures and orders to stay home to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have all signed on to the FCC's "Keep Americans Connected Pledge" from March 16 to May 16. The pledge asks companies to: 1.) not terminate services to homes and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic 2.) waive any late fees related to economic distress caused by the pandemic and 3.) open Wi-Fi hotspots to the general public.