TracFone announced the Maine launch of SafeLink Wireless. SafeLink is a U.S. government supported program that gives telephone service and affordable options for eligible low-income households.
SafeLink is the only offering of its kind available in Maine with 145,246 residents who qualify for Lifeline services in Maine. Asserting that free does mean free, SafeLink provides the cell phone at its own expense and service comes without contracts, monthly bills, security deposits or credit checks.
SafeLink offers eligible low-income households 68 free monthly airtime minutes for one year, unlimited access to 911 and the free cell phone. Any unused minutes do not expire and automatically roll over. The cell phone offers in-demand features: voicemail, text, call waiting, international calling to over 60 destinations, and caller ID.
While currently available through most of the state, SafeLink may not be available in some specific zip codes. To learn more about the SafeLink Wireless service, including eligibility requirements and additional features and benefits, please call 1-800-SAFELINK (1-800-723-3546), or www.safelink.com.
"TracFone has a long record of serving the communications needs of the citizens of New England," said Jose Fuentes, Director of Government Relations for TracFone. "We are proud to be able to now bring SafeLink Wireless to Maine's neediest families, offering them the same access and privileges many individuals take for granted when it comes to using cell phones, including contact with current or potential employers, children away from the home, or relatives in other parts of the country, not to mention vital emergency responders," added Fuentes. SafeLink Wireless offers low-income families accessibility, freedom and the security of knowing that should an emergency occur - wherever they are - they will stay safe and stay connected.
SafeLinkcustomers wishing to use additional minutes beyond their free allotment can add minutes by purchasing TracFone airtime cards at local retailers. As an exclusive benefit for SafeLink customers, SafeLink phones will automatically add bonus minutes on TracFone's 60, 90 and 120 minute airtime cards. To qualify for LifeLine
In the state of Maine, a household must participate in one of the following: Medicaid (known as MaineCare); Food Stamps (SNAP); Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Supplemental Security Income (SSI); Emergency Assistance Program; or the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).
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