About Blue Jay Wireless
Blue Jay Wireless was founded on the belief that everyone should have access to the safety and convenience of wireless service. The commitment of Blue Jay Wireless to provide superior wireless service for low-income and under-banked consumers continues to expand with each new state we enter.
Blue Jay Wireless supports the Lifeline Program designed to help low-income consumers gain access to important telephone services at reduced rates. With no deposit or credit checks, Blue Jay Wireless offers a truly hassle-free process for activating service.
The Lifeline Program
Created in 1985 under the Reagan administration, the Lifeline Program was designed to ensure all low-income Americans have phone access to connect to jobs, family and emergency services. In 2005, as the proliferation of cellphones had increasingly replaced landlines, the Lifeline Program was expanded to include prepaid wireless service plans in addition to the traditional landline service.
Available in every state, territory, commonwealth, and on Tribal lands, the Lifeline Program is open to eligible low-income consumers, and allows for only one Lifeline service per household. Eligibility criteria vary by state.
To qualify you must participate in one of certain specified programs, including:
- Food Stamps
- Section 8 Housing
- And more
What the Customer Receives
Customers who qualify for Blue Jay Wireless’ Lifeline program will receive a free mobile handset. Basic calling features include caller ID, call waiting, three-way calling and call forwarding. Plans and pricing vary by state.