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Old 10-10-2012, 07:15   #63
Harper
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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.

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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.
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/obama-phone.shtml
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