Archive for December, 2012

Alaska Lifeline Phone Service

Alaska Lifeline Phone Service

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Update: Alaska Communications no longer participates in the free government phone program Alaska Communications  offers Lifeline benefits to Alaskan residents. Residents who qualify can receive a wireless phone plus unlimited talk and texting for only $1.00 a month (plus fees and state taxes). Even with the fees and taxes, the monthly bill is significantly lower […]

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New York Lifeline Changes

New York Lifeline Changes

| December 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Earlier in the year (2012), the National Association on Regulatory Utility Commission sent a letter to all New York Lifeline participants advising them of new rules pertaining to the Lifeline program. The Federal Communications Commission, in an attempt to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse approved a program overhaul.  As a result, every New York government […]

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Budget Mobile Free Government Cell Phones

Budget Mobile Free Government Cell Phones

| December 3, 2012

UPDATE: Budget Mobile no longer provides service for free government phones. Budget Mobile has joined the ranks of phone companies offering free government cell phone service. In other words, they participate in the Federal Lifeline/Link Up phone program. In addition to providing a free phone, Budget Mobile offers 250 free airtime minutes. Currently there offering […]

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