Titan has just announced that they are providing free phone calls from their New York City pay phones below 42nd Street so that New Yorkers can stay connected in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
“The overwhelming majority of our pay phones are fully functional and we are allowing callers to make free 3-minute phone calls,” said Scott Goldsmith, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Titan. “While New Yorkers rely heavily on mobile devices, our land lines are playing a critical role in keeping people in touch. We never want the cost of a phone call to get in the way of New Yorkers communicating with loved ones after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.”
Titan commands the largest inventory of phone kiosks in New York City, with 2,552 pay phones at 1,762 phone kiosk locations throughout the five boroughs. Calls to 911 and 311 have always been and will remain free.
Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers remain without power, telephone and internet service. Most of Lower Manhattan and parts of the outer boroughs are expected to be without those services for days. Titan will waive the pay-phone fees until most of New York City power has been restored.