Lifeline Telephone Services


Lifeline Telephone Services

We have starting taking it for granted, this extremely convenient system in our lives, telecommunications. From ordering a late-night pizza to having all-night-long shouting matches about some inane political issue with someone on the other side of the globe, we have loved it, hated it, manipulated it, exhausted it and made telephones indispensible. What is so indispensible to us is not even dreamable to many. And that is where Lifeline Telephone Services comes in. A government program, Lifeline provides discounts on monthly telephone service for eligible low-income consumers. This is to give them access to the opportunities and security provided by the telephone. This overwhelming presence in our lives that we use and abuse is for many an immediate necessity – a means to access jobs, be in touch with the families and have 911 services.

Lifeline is supported by the federal Universal Service Fund (USF). Since the lowest of…

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