Sunday, January 20, 2013

SafeLink (under LifeLine) is still a resource for low-income consumers


This Sunday morning, CNN carried an ad for the Federally backed Lifeline service, for income-eligible consumers.  It is described on the Federal Communications Communication website here

Curiously, Lifeline was instituted during the Reagan administration.

Lifeline is now available on wireless phones, through a facility called SafeLink, with a discussion here

According to the description. TracFone wireless pays for the phones. 


In 2009, SafeLink had 2 million customers in 36 states.

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