What is Lifeline?
Lifeline is a federal program that helps people stay connected to their family and friends, employers, and medical care by offering a discount on monthly phone service. Only qualified consumers receive the discount, but we all benefit when everyone has access to phone service. That’s been the idea behind Lifeline and the Universal Service Fund (USF), which provides funding for Lifeline, since the USF was founded by Congress in 1934. The federal Lifeline benefit is generally $9.25 per month. At Blue Jay Wireless, our Lifeline plans include both talk and text for little or no cost to you. For customers who want more than the basic offering, we put that amount towards other discounted plans.
So, how is the Lifeline Program funded?
Is the Universal Service Fund specifically for the Lifeline Program?
Is the Obama Phone the same as Lifeline?
Does the U.S. Government really give away FREE phones under the Lifeline Program?