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.