AT&T offers free calls and texts to countries affected by hurricane

People stand on the coast watching the surf produced by Hurricane Matthew, on the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. A hurricane warning is in effect for Jamaica, Haiti, and the Cuban provinces of Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Holguin, Granma and Las Tunas - as well as the southeastern Bahamas. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

DALLAS, TX (WCMH) — AT&T is offering free calls to anyone trying to reach friends and family in several areas affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Charges for calls made between Monday and Friday from the United States to Haiti, Jamaica, Bahamas, Bermuda and Turks & Caicos will either be waived or credited back to the account, according to AT&T. This applies to landline calls, text messages and prepaid GoPhone calls.

AT&T recommends text messaging due to the possibility of overwhelmed wireless networks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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