T-Mobile is offering a service to help people connect with their friends and loved ones in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
Family and friends of residents in Puerto Rico who are T-Mobile customers can sign up for free on https://www.t-mobile.com/customers/hurricane-maria-support .
When on the website, you are asked to provide the number of the person you want to reach in Puerto Rico. You then enter your own name and number so T-mobile can let that person know who is trying to contact them.
Once, the T-mobile customer has a connection with the network they will be sent a text message with your name and number.
T-mobile states on their website, "this could take a few days, but they’ll get the message."
Anyone who signs up for the service in the states does not need to be a T-mobile customer, but those in Puerto Rico must be using cell phones on the T-Mobile network.