there is something special about expanding beyond our normal borders to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 02, 2013
The Telecommunication Regulatory Board in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has officially granted authority to Dallas based Blue Jay Wireless, LLC as an Eligible Telecommunication Carrier, thereby making Puerto Rico the first expansion for Blue Jay Wireless beyond the continental United States where it can offer wireless service to qualified low-income residents under the Lifeline Program.
“I am really excited about our new opportunity in Puerto Rico” states Blue Jay president and CEO David Wareikis. “We have always been vigilant in our goal to take our services across the country, but there is something special about expanding beyond our normal borders to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico ”.
Blue Jay genuinely believes that cellphone service has become a basic necessity that all Americans should have access to. Therefore, Blue Jay Wireless subscribes to the mission of the Lifeline Program and continues to strive in its goal to reach qualified low-income consumers across the country in order provide affordable and superior wireless service to those in need.
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 vary by state. In Puerto Rico, qualified consumers must either have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidelines or participate in one of the approved federal assistance programs such as Food Stamps, Medicaid, or federal Public Housing (section 8).
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/