COVINGTON, Ga., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Wireless™ is now offering subsidized cellphone service to eligible low-income residents in Kentucky, Nebraska and Utah.
Life Wireless provides phone service through the federal Lifeline program, which was created by Congress in 1985 to ensure that all Americans have access to quality telephone service and the security and opportunities that it affords.
Subscribers are eligible if they take part in a federal assistance program, such as Medicaid or food stamps, or earn up to 135 percent of the federal poverty level.
Life Wireless customers receive a basic mobile handset with voicemail, text messaging, call waiting, and other features. Calling plans offer up to 250 minutes a month.
Life Wireless phones help people stay in touch with doctors, family members, and emergency service providers. The service also enables customers searching for work to provide a callback number to potential employers.
"A cellphone is no longer a luxury item. It's necessary to participate and compete in today's world," said Jim Carpenter, a senior vice president with Life Wireless.
Life Wireless has developed industry-leading practices designed to preserve the integrity of the Lifeline program. Life Wireless performs multiple checks on each potential customer to verify program eligibility. Life Wireless sales representatives receive extensive training and oversight to ensure that company policies are upheld.
Those interested in obtaining Lifeline service, or becoming a Life Wireless sales representative, may complete an application at www.lifewireless.com.
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 per household, and cannot be combined with any other Lifeline offering.
Life Wireless is available in Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
SOURCE Life Wireless