Wednesday, July 01, 2009
"Safelink Wireless" is a free service available for income-eligible customers
On Tuesday June 30 television stations ran public service advertisements for a service called “Safelink Wireless”, a government program that provides wireless service and free minutes to customers within certain income parameters. The link is here. Call waiting and voicemail are available, and unused minutes do roll over (see the comment). The website offers a zipcode box to get details for your state. For example, in Virginia you have to participate already in another public assistance program, and no one in your household (even if not in a legal relationship) can received cell service.
The ad emphasized the value of the program for customers stranded in an automobile in rural areas.