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May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Wireless™, a cellular provider offering free phone service through the federal Lifeline program, is providing replacement cell phones at no charge to customers in
Oklahoma whose phones were lost or damaged in the
May 20 tornado.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by this devastating storm," said
Jim Carpenter, a senior vice president at Life Wireless. "The cell phone service we provide will help these families as they embark on the difficult task of rebuilding their lives."
Life Wireless field representatives in
Oklahoma are dispensing water, snacks and personal care items to storm victims. The company is also donating items to assist American Red Cross relief efforts.
Life Wireless has a history of helping communities following natural disasters. In recent years, the company has provided assistance to families affected by
Minnesota floods, a tornado in
Joplin, Mo., and arson fires in
To be eligible for the Lifeline program, subscribers must meet certain income requirements or take part in a federal assistance program, such as Medicaid or Food Stamps. Customers may not receive service from more than one Lifeline carrier at the same time.
About Life WirelessLIFE WIRELESS™ is a government assisted wireless service provided by LIFE WIRELESS HOLDINGS, LLC and is powered by the TELRITE CORPORATION. LIFE WIRELESS™ offers a Lifeline and Link-Up discount to low-income families and individuals for wireless services. To obtain LIFE WIRELESS™ service potential subscribers must meet certain eligibility requirements such as receiving governmental assistance or a household income that is at or below the federal poverty level. The specifics of what determines a potential subscriber's eligibility are specific to each state. For more information about Life Wireless, please visit the company's Web site,