Life Wireless Educates Public on Lifeline Program

New PSAs stress program rules for wireless service aid in recognition of Lifeline Awareness Week

Sep 10, 2012, 17:17 ET from Life Wireless

COVINGTON, Ga., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Wireless™, a cellular provider offering free phone service to income-eligible customers through the federal Lifeline program, is stressing the rules for obtaining wireless service aid with a new public service announcement, the third issued this year by Life Wireless.

The educational TV spot, circulated on the eve of Lifeline Awareness Week, September 10-16, explains that:

  • Lifeline is a government benefit providing discounts on monthly telephone service for eligible low-income consumers.
  • 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.
  • Consumers violating the one-per-household rule may be subject to criminal and/ or civil penalties.

Individuals participating in the program use their Lifeline telephones to hunt for jobs, summon emergency services, access medical care and stay in touch with friends and family. "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