Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 07, 2013
The Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission has granted approval to Blue Jay Wireless LLC’s petition for designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier in the state. The approval in Pennsylvania expands the service area to 12 states and Puerto Rico, allowing Blue Jay Wireless to provide discounted cellphone service to eligible residents under the federal Lifeline Program.
“Pennsylvania is really a key state for us,” states David Wareikis, Blue Jay president and CEO. “I’m proud we can bring our much needed Lifeline service to my hometown and the great state of Pennsylvania. As one of the largest states in the Northeast, it also represents one of the largest populations in the country that we are fully prepared to serve.”
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 Pennsylvania 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.