COVINGTON, Ga., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Wireless today was approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to begin offering subsidized cellphone service to eligible low-income residents in Pennsylvania.
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.
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, and its field representatives receive extensive training and oversight to ensure that company policies and program requirements are upheld.
"No Lifeline provider has done more than Life Wireless to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse from this essential program," said Brian Lisle, president of Telrite Corporation. "Our compliance program sets the standard for the Lifeline industry."
Subscribers are eligible for Life Wireless service 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. Eligible 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 connected to the world around them. It enables them to take care of their medical needs, check in on family members, and call 911. 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 fully participate and compete in today's world," Lisle said.
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, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
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