The world economy is going down day by day and price of every commodity is getting higher and higher. It’s getting harder for many people to meet their daily expenses and paying for a cellphone would be the last thing to come in their mind. But we can’t deny the urgency of a cellphone in today’s world. It is associated with our life so deeply that we can’t even imagine a single day without it. Recognizing the necessity of the cellphone in our day-to-day life government had launched a welfare program called Lifeline phone assistance program two decades back. Though cellphone wasn’t provided initially, people were given discounts on wire-line phone connections and monthly bills. The cellphone has been included recently in the year 2008.
Many people think that the Lifeline cellphones are outdated and old-fashioned phones with no attractive features. But their perception about the cellphone is totally wrong. The cellphones provided under the Lifeline phone assistance program are advanced phones which are provided by some of the leading telecom companies. These phones include features like Voicemail, Caller ID, Call Waiting and international calls. You may not know all the providers of cellphones, but you will definitely recognize the three companies that are the largest providers of these phones.
Safelink Wireless, created by Trafcone, is the largest and oldest cellphone providers. They are running their operation in 31 states and expecting to cover the remaining states very soon. Assurance Wireless, a subsidiary of Virgin Mobile which itself is a subsidiary of Nextel, is the second largest telecom company to provide this free cellphone service to the people. ReachOut Wireless is a subsidiary of Nexus Communication Inc. They are comparatively new in this program but expanding very quickly which made them the third largest provider of the cellphones for the Lifeline phone assistance program.
So, now you can understand that the cellphones are not some discontinued models rather these are advanced phones with all required facilities.
Lifeline is an outstanding program
that's now helping 8 million lower income Americans in 37 states, Washington, DC & Puerto Rico, but we won't be satisfied until it's available for those who need it in every state. - Mark Henry
"I don't really feel having a telephone in your household these days is a luxury, it's really a necessity." - Cheryl
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