COVID-19 Responses & Help
Cell Phone Carrier Responses to COVID-19
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and several carriers have pledged to help consumers stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. All major carriers—Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile—have agreed to continue service for customers regardless of their ability to pay their bills on time.
In addition, several carriers (including smaller carriers) have agreed to help in other ways, such as:
- Waiving late fees
- Offering free international calling
- Removing data caps
- Offering free mobile hotspot data
Read our article on how each carrier is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and stay up to date with all the latest announcements and carrier news.
Internet Provider Responses to COVID-19
Internet service providers have also taken the pledge to offer help to consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many internet service providers have agreed to things such as:
- Continue to provide service to customers regardless of their ability to pay
- Offer unlimited data to consumers with data capped plans
Learn which internet providers are offering unlimited data so that that’s one less thing you’ll have to worry about while working from home, video conferencing over Zoom, and binge-watching shows on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
Tips On Saving Money
With the COVID-19 pandemic at its peak, we understand that many people are currently facing hardships due to losing shifts at work or even losing their jobs completely. If you or someone you know is affected financially, there are some easy ways to save some money on your phone bill. These may not be the answers to all problems, but every little bit helps.
Best Cell Phone Plans
If you're trying to save money on your phone bill, don't be afraid to switch to another carrier. Chances are, if you're utilizing in-home WiFi, you don't an unlimited data plan or even one with more than 5GB. Check out our picks of the best cell phone plans available now and see whether switching is a good option for you.
The great thing is that switching to a new cell phone provider can be done online and it takes just a few minutes. Even transferring your phone number over is quick and easy—you don't even have to talk to a customer service representative.