True Wireless, is another regional fee cell phone provider servicing the states, Arkansas, Maryland, Rhode Island and Texas. The Lifeline program helps disadvantaged residents receive affordable reliable phone service.
They offer 90 free minutes, a free phone, 911 calling, text messaging and free phones, with the option of purchasing more air time each month. The Lifeline program will give free services to one person per household. The name on the account must match the name on the benefits unless the person receiving the benefits is a dependent.
True Wireless Features
True Wireless, is also in Oklahoma at $1 a month. For that $1, participants receive 1,000 free minutes, a free phone, text messaging, long distance calling, caller ID, and call waiting. The cost for unlimited calling is only $6.75 a month and $20 for unlimited text messaging.
There are many people who do not qualify for the free minutes and text messaging, but may still qualify for pay as you go phone services. You qualify for the program if you are receiving government benefits
- Food Stamps
- WIC Program
- Childcare Assistance
- Public Housing Assistance
- National Free Lunch program
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
- Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Also, if your household income is at or below 135% to 150% of the poverty level according to your state and/or the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
UPDATE ON TRUE WIRELESS PHONES
$5.5M Penalty Proposed Against True Wireless for Lifeline Violations – In this Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL), we continue our commitment to combating waste, fraud, and abuse in the Lifeline program (Lifeline). by taking action and proposing monetary forfeitures against a company that apparently has ignored our rules and exploited a program dedicated to providing low-income Americans with basic telephone service. Specifically…
We have taken action and proposing monetary forfeitures against a company that apparently has ignored our rules and exploited a program dedicated to providing low-income Americans with basic telephone service. Specifically…(more)
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Mail: P.O. Box 9040. Toledo OH, 43697-9040