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Old 10-10-2012, 07:15   #63
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Originally Posted by Glock_Convert View Post
Clinton expanded the lifeline program to include cellphones in 1996. That seems huge increase in expense without a significant corresponding benefit. The pupose of the lifeline program was to give poor people access to a phone for job hunting purposes. You don't need a cell phone for that.
I think the current provider is Safelink Wireless, a subdivision of TracFone which was passed under Bush.

In April 2008, the FCC approved TracFone as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC) to provide Lifeline Service in 11 states. Subsequently, TracFone has been approved in an additional 9 states and is currently providing service in 19 states. Today, there are over 1,700 ETC’s providing Lifeline service throughout the United States.
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