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GCI offers 1 month free to furloughed employees

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GCI is offering one month of free service to all furloughed federal employees in the state of Alaska.

Warren Russell is the director of GCI for Southeast Alaska.

Although GCI initially offered this promotion to customers in Southeast, Russell says it now extends to GCI customers throughout the state.

“We realize these are some tough times for folks out there who aren’t pulling a paycheck that work for the federal government, both military and civilian. So we wanted to honor those folks that are kind of in a tough time right now and this is kind of our way of giving back and saying thank you for your service,” says Russell.

Russell says the credit covers telephone, internet, and television.

“What we’re offering is credit of one month free service applicable to all GCI products, and that includes taxes,” says Russell.

He says it does not cover usage overages.

Russell says the furloughed employee needs to bring a federal ID card and notice to creditors to a GCI store to apply for the credit.

“Or they can call our call center and then they’ll just fax in that notice to the creditor letter to our call center agents and we’ll process it from there,” says Russell.

The call center phone number is 1-800-800-4800.

Employees who are not furloughed but who are working without pay and have received a letter to creditors may contact GCI.

Russell says they will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

PLEASE NOTE: This offer from GCI expired November 1st. It is no longer available.

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