COVINGTON, Ga., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Wireless™, a cellular provider offering free phone service to income-eligible customers through the federal Lifeline program, is airing a public service announcement about the Lifeline program in Arkansas, Maryland, Minnesota and Missouri starting in mid-July.
The 30-second educational spot, produced by Life Wireless, provides an overview of the Lifeline program. The PSA explains that:
- Lifeline is a government benefit providing discounts on monthly telephone service for eligible low-income consumers.
- Lifeline ensures that every household has access to telephone service so they can stay connected to jobs, family and 911 services.
- Eligible customers may receive a discount on either a landline or a wireless service, but not both, with a limit of one benefit per household.
"Life Wireless is committed to educating the public about the Lifeline program and helping those most in need receive access to telephone service and all the opportunities and security that it affords," said Jim Carpenter, a senior vice president at Life Wireless. "Educating the public about Lifeline's rules and regulation helps prevents waste, fraud and abuse, preserving the integrity of the Lifeline program."
About Life Wireless
LIFE WIRELESS™ is a Lifeline supported wireless service provided by TELRITE CORPORATION. LIFE WIRELESS™ offers a Lifeline discount to low income families and individuals for wireless services. To obtain LIFE WIRELESS™ service potential subscribers must meet certain eligibility requirements such as receiving governmental assistance or a household income that is 135% or below the federal poverty level. The specifics of what determines a potential subscriber's eligibility are specific to each state. LIFE WIRELESS™ service is limited to one household, and cannot be combined with any other Lifeline offering.
SOURCE Life Wireless