TracFone Wireless, Inc. announced its launch of SafeLink Wireless(R) in New York. SafeLink Wireless will serve as the company's distribution of Lifeline -- a U.S. government-supported program
for income eligible households that ensures telephone service is available and affordable for eligible low-income households.
The SafeLink Wireless service will provide eligible low-income households a free cell phone, mobile access to emergency services and free 68 minutes of air time, monthly, for one year. The cell phone offers in-demand features: voicemail, text, call waiting, international calling to over 60 destinations and caller ID.
"More than 1.5 million households in New York qualify for the Lifeline services -- offering these participants the opportunity to have the same access and privileges many individuals take for granted when it comes to using cell phones," said Jose Fuentes, Director of Government Relations for TracFone. "The SafeLink Wireless service is truly unique because we are providing a service that no other company has made available before -- a free cell phone and free monthly minutes to qualifying low-income families," added Fuentes. SafeLink Wireless offers low-income families accessibility, freedom and the security in knowing that should an emergency occur, wherever they are, they will stay safe and stay connected."