Press ReleasesJune 27, 2012
Life Wireless Provides Extra Calling Minutes to Minn. Flood Victims
Company upgrades affected customers in Duluth, Minn. area with 250 additional minutes in July
Covington, Georgia — Life Wireless™, a cellular provider offering free phone service to income-eligible customers through the federal Lifeline program, will provide customers affected by flooding in the Duluth, Minn. area with 250 additional calling minutes in July.
"The additional minutes will help residents affected by this terrible devastation stay in contact with loved ones, emergency providers, and local officials as they deal with the crisis and rebuild their lives," said Jim Carpenter, a senior vice president with Life Wireless. "Our thoughts and prayers are with these individuals and their loved ones. It's our duty to help these families out in any way that we can."
Life Wireless sent each customer in areas affected by flooding an SMS text message to alert them of the complimentary plan upgrade, effective June 27 through July 31. Those who suffered damage will be eligible to receive the additional calling time. Life Wireless provided a similar upgrade last year for victims of the Joplin, Mo. tornado.
For more information on Life Wireless, visit the company's Web site — www.lifewireless.com.
About Life Wireless
LIFE WIRELESS™ is a Lifeline supported wireless service provided by TELRITE CORPORATION. LIFE WIRELESS™ offers a Lifeline discount to low income families and individuals for wireless services. To obtain LIFE WIRELESS™ service potential subscribers must meet certain eligibility requirements such as receiving governmental assistance or a household income that is 135% or below the federal poverty level. The specifics of what determines a potential subscriber's eligibility are specific to each state. LIFE WIRELESS™ service is limited to one household, and cannot be combined with any other Lifeline offering.
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