Within the New York and New Jersey area, Hurricane Sandy has cause some serious havoc and in efforts to aid those affected, AT&T and T-Mobile have agreed to enable their roaming capabilities on all towers within those areas:
AT&T and T-Mobile customers will be able to place calls just as they normally would, but their calls will be carried by whichever network is most operational in their area. This will be seamless for AT&T and T-Mobile customers with no change to their current rate plans or service agreements even if the phone indicates the device is attached to the other carrier’s network.
Many on the East Coast right now are without power and services are not expected to be restored for several days, this initiative between the two carriers who both suffered infrastructure damage, will at least help everyone stay in touch a little better.
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