Help for workers affected by shutdown

NBC - The government shutdown continues but many businesses are offering a little relief for millions of furloughed federal workers.

Major wireless carriers are offering assistance to those impacted during the shutdown, including AT&T, Sprint, T-mobile and Verizon.

AT&T is offering flexible payment options for phones, TV's and internet service.

The company says as long as the shutdown continues, its customer service team will waive late fees, provide extensions and coordinate revised payment schedules.

Sprint announced that it will coordinate with qualified customers to find payment options.

T-mobile is offering payment deferral and flexible payment options.

And Verizon is offering a "promise to pay program" which allows customers to set a future date for payment.