NEW YORK – In response to the devastation caused by the catastrophic floods in Libya, Verizon is making it easier for customers in the United States to communicate with loved ones overseas who have been impacted by the disaster. Effective September 11 through September 24, Verizon will waive international long distance charges for calls and texts from its postpaid consumer and business wireless customers, as well as residential landline customers, to Libya. All calls will be rated at $0.00 per minute. In addition, Verizon will waive international roaming and data charges for customers traveling in Libya. For prepaid customers using Straight Talk, Tracfone, Total by Verizon, Simple Mobile, Safelink, Walmart Family Mobile, Verizon Prepaid, Net10, GoSmart, and Page Plus, Verizon will waive international long distance charges on calls to Libya from September 14 through September 24. Libya has also been added to the international calling destinations included with Visible+.