CARROLLTON, Texas, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In the often misunderstood world of Lifeline service providers, there are several companies that offer service to those that qualify for the program. Many people don't realize that September 12th-16th is National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week, or even know what Lifeline is, including those who do qualify. What is Lifeline? The federal Lifeline Program is an FCC program that was established in 1985 as part of the Universal Service Fund. The program helps ensure that qualifying low-income consumers can afford phone service and the opportunities and security it provides. In March of 2016, the FCC modernized Lifeline for advanced services by beginning a transition toward support of broadband service. Information about the Lifeline Program is available from the FCC.
Blue Jay Wireless is emerging as a leader among the bevy of providers nationwide. Blue Jay Wireless' mission statement is, "We distribute technology, which improves lives while empowering individuals to serve society," which is one of the key factors that sets them apart from their competitors. Blue Jay goes the extra mile, beyond the phone and enrollment, to #extendalifeline and make it possible for their customers to bridge the digital divide and eventually graduate from the Lifeline Program and to succeed in society. Many providers in the Lifeline industry have no consistent presence in the communities that they are serving. Customers who have questions or needs, can't find their service representatives in their neighborhood after the original enrollment. Blue Jay is a part of the community, providing consistency and familiarity to those needing their service.
Blue Jay representatives, known as Samaritans, serve the community by providing information and enrollment assistance to those that qualify for the service. Community is a fundamental element in Blue Jay's approach. In fact, Blue Jay Wireless proudly features a #giveaday initiative, where each employee gives at least one day every two weeks to volunteer in the community. That work day becomes a "#giveaday" and employees find opportunities to volunteer and give back to society. Many employees at Blue Jay have a history of service in their backgrounds, whether it be previous volunteer or social work, or even as a veteran of the Armed Services. That track record of service to a greater cause is at the heart of the Blue Jay philosophy.
Blue Jay provides service in 18 states, including Puerto Rico, and is seeing increased growth in California, a recent addition to the Blue Jay family of available areas through the Lifeline Program.
Blue Jay's commitment to providing technology, combined with their dedication to impact the community, allows them to soar high above the competition and be a leader in the industry.
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