Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 21, 2013
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has granted approval to Blue Jay Wireless, LLC’s petition for designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier in the state. Minnesota’s approval expands the Blue Jay service area to now include 13 states and Puerto Rico allowing Blue Jay Wireless to provide discounted cellphone service to eligible residents under the federal Lifeline Program.
“Minnesota is a great state and we are proud to be here,” states David Wareikis, Blue Jay president and CEO. “Minnesota has one of the lower program participation levels in the country and we are excited by the opportunity to bring our services to qualified residents in the region.”
Blue Jay Wireless strongly believes in the mission of the Federal Lifeline program, and as such, remains focused and committed to enforcing the strict rules set forth by the FCC in determining qualified consumers for the program across the country. Providing quality support and awareness will also be at the forefront of the Blue Jay Wireless mission in Minnesota as it continues to set the bar for excellence in the industry.
Created in 1985 under the Reagan administration, the Lifeline Program was designed to ensure all low-income Americans have phone access to connect to jobs, family and emergency services. In 2005, as the proliferation of cellphones had increasingly replaced landlines, the Lifeline Program was expanded to include wireless service in addition to traditional landline service.
Available in every state, territory, commonwealth, and on Tribal lands, the Lifeline program is available to eligible low-income consumers, and allows for only one Lifeline phone per household. Eligibility criteria may vary by state.
About Blue Jay Wireless
Blue Jay Wireless™ was founded to provide superior wireless service for lower-income and under-banked consumers. We strive to give customers what they want at prices they can afford. To learn more, visit http://www.bluejaywireless.com/.