BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Telscape, a California Lifeline Telephone provider, today announced the launch in Bakersfield of low-cost cellular phone plans through the Federal Lifeline and Link-Up program.
Telscape will provide federal Lifeline wireless service to approved California residents; $2.50 per month for 300 minutes of air-time (talk/text). A free cell phone is also available to all that qualify for the program.
Recognizing the need for accessibility of cell phones among Hispanic consumers, Telscape is launching a marketing program designed to raise awareness of government-subsidized wireless service available to low-income families. With this government-subsidy program Telscape hopes to enable low-income families to bridge the digital communications gap.
To qualify, persons must either: (1) meet household income requirements or (2) someone in the household participates in an approved government assistance program.
*For each additional household member add $5,800.
Partial list of approved government assistance programs:
Federal Housing / Section 8.
Food Stamps (SNAP)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (NSL).
National School Lunch Program
To enroll, or answer any further questions, consumers may call Telscape at 1-855-A-LIFELINE (1-855-254-3354).
Telscape's wireless Lifeline service includes free custom calling features: nationwide long distance, caller I.D., voicemail, call waiting, and 3-way calling.
A service activation charge of $62.00 is applicable. However, eligible wireless federal lifeline customers would be charged a discounted rate of $32 for service activation. One Lifeline credit is available per household.
To support the program Telscape will also feature bilingual print ads in community newspapers and offer a direct mail program.
Telscape Communications, Inc. founded in 1999, is a facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) and wireless service provider serving Hispanic consumers throughout Southern California. The Company offers local residential service, long distance access, international calling and high speed internet bundle options. Telscape operates as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) on the Sprint Nationwide Network, and is able to bring affordable mobile options in both Postpaid and Prepaid solutions.
For more information about Telscape, please visit: www.telscape.com