Assurance Wireless offers cell phones and wireless service to Rhode Island residents

Assurance Wireless, which provides eligible residents
with a free cell phone and 250 free monthly voice minutes, announced that it
offers its services to Rhode Island residents. Assurance Wireless is a Lifeline
Assistance program supported by the federal Universal Service Fund.

More than 61,100 Rhode Island residents are currently
without a job and more than 11.5 percent are living below the federal poverty
line. Assurance Wireless gives eligible customers the ability to provide a
contact number and return calls to a prospective employer, which, studies show,
can improve the chances of securing employment.

According to a nationwide survey from Assurance Wireless,
adults with an income of less than $25,000 are as likely to use their mobile
phone for employment searches as those with higher incomes.

As we’ve become available in more and more states,
Assurance is proud to help customers stay connected to potential employers,
medical providers and child care-givers,” said David Trimble, vice president
for Assurance Wireless.

We look forward to providing this same type of
assistance to eligible Rhode Islanders who need support and resources during,
what continue to be, rough economic times for many,” Trimble added.

Assurance Wireless is a Lifeline
Assistance program funded through the Universal Service Fund designed to insure
that quality telecommunications services are available to low-income consumers
at affordable rates.

In addition to a voice mail account and call waiting,
Assurance Wireless provides caller ID and access to 911 in case of emergency.
Beyond the 250 free voice minutes each month, customers can choose from other
options to pay for additional minutes, texting, international calling and more
at competitive rates.

Meanwhile, people who don’t quite qualify for Assurance
Wireless but who are also struggling in the current economy and searching for
value, can take advantage of payLo by Virgin Mobile.

payLo was especially designed with value-conscious
wireless consumers in mind, offering plans for as little as $20/month for 400
minutes or 90 days of service for $20 at a rate of $0.20/minute. payLo is
available at more than 40,000 retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack and

Assurance Wireless recently offered
Massachusetts residents with a free mobile phone and 250 free monthly voice
minutes services. Assurance Wireless is a Lifeline Assistance program supported
by the federal Universal Service Fund.

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