Low Income Wireless Solutions through Verizon
For those that are low income and having problems being able to find and afford cell phone service there is an answer through Lifeline and Link Up from Verizon Wireless.
So what is Life Line and what is Link Up? The Lifeline and Link Up are two programs which put forward cell phone plan discounts for those low-income customers that will qualify in order to get a wireless phone discount.
The Lifeline program is something that provides a discount on a monthly basis to those individuals that qualify. The requirements for eligibility and the discount amounts will vary from state to state. There are restrictions that apply.
The Link Up program is a program that will pay for 50% of a qualified low-income customer’s activation fee. With the other 50% Verizon Wireless will relinquish the remaining 50% of the program. There are of course restrictions that apply with this program as well.
How Much Money Can Be Saved
Depending on whether or not you qualify the Lifeline program is about to save you around a minimum of $8.25 per month on your wireless bill. The amount of money that you’ll save is going to be dependent on the state that you live in.
If you happen to live on tribal land that is recognized federally it is possible for you to be able to qualify for additional discounts. Those discounts could potentially reduce your wireless plan to as low as only $1.00 per month.
How to Qualify
The requirements of eligibility are going to differ depending on the state that you live in. For the Lifeline program you can only have one account per household. You can check your state’s eligibility through visiting the following link.
For those that are applying for the Lifeline program they will require two proofs of identification. Additionally, they must certify, under punishment of lying under oath, that they are eligible to participate in the Lifeline program.
Like stated above you are only able to have the Lifeline assistance program for only one wired or wireless phone to a household. The Link Up or Lifeline assistance is only obtainable for a customer that has both their primary residence and their billing address as the same. Also the billing address of the Lifeline customer has to be located within a designated Verizon Wireless service area. The Lifeline assistance plan isn’t able to be applied retroactively.
The Link Up assistance can only be applied at one time in order to begin service. This can be for only a single wired or wireless phone line at the same address. The Link Up assistance can’t be applied to either customer services or equipment and this includes the cost of the phone. The Link Up assistance plan also isn’t able to be applied retroactively.
The Lifeline and Link Up programs are offered within the following states, however, they might not be available in all of the areas of these states:
• New York
• North Carolina
• North Dakota
• South Dakota
• West Virginia
In order to qualify visit the Verizon Wireless website through the following link and download the application to apply.
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