AT&T is helping link families and friends with loved ones in Puerto Rico as many still anxiously await word after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
The company has set up a temporary website at ATT.com/mariaupdate/#/ in English and Spanish that allows you to register the AT&T cellphone number of loved ones in Puerto Rico to locate them. You can register regardless of carrier.
When AT&T's network in Puerto Rico connects, the person will be notified that someone in the mainland U.S. has been trying to contact them. AT&T also will email you when service is back up and running so you can try to reach them again.
“We are committed to the restoration and recovery efforts for the people of Puerto Rico. With this website we are helping them reach family and friends in the U.S. as services restore,” AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan said in a blog post. “Critical help has been arriving this weekend and more is on the way.”
So far, more than 7,250 people have signed up on AT&T's website, the company said in a news release.
The carrier also is waiving fees and offering credits to give unlimited data, talk and texts to AT&T wireless customers and unlimited talk and texts to AT&T Prepaid customers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands through Sept. 29.
AT&T also has sent more than more than 30 generators and 5,000+ gallons of water to help in recovery efforts, according to the release.