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Tempo Announces Lifeline Wireless Service in Kansas and Wisconsin
Tempo Telecom LLC, an industry leader in prepaid and lifeline communications services since 1996, announced today the launch of Tempo Lifeline wireless service in Kansas and Wisconsin. Tempo has now been approved to offer subsidized wireless phone service to eligible residents of Kansas and Wisconsin.
Tempo provides wireless phone service through the federal Lifeline program, created by Congress in 1985 to ensure that all Americans have access to quality telephone service along with the security and opportunities that access affords.
Subscribers are eligible if they take part in a federal assistance program, such as Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Federal Housing Assistance, National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Supplemental Security Income (Social Security), or meet income eligibility requirements. In Kansas, residents are eligible if they earn up to 150% of the federal poverty level. In Wisconsin, residents are eligible if they earn up to 135% of the federal poverty level.
Tempo customers in Kansas and Wisconsin who are eligible for this service will receive a free wireless phone with the choice of two free monthly plans that include voice, text and data. Customers may choose the Lifeline 250 plan, which includes 250 voice minutes with text and data. Customers also have the choice of the Lifeline 150 plan, which includes 150 voice minutes with text and data, and will carryover unused minutes into the following month. Lifeline customers will have the ability to purchase additional minutes as needed with both plans. Both of these service plans also include voicemail, caller ID, call waiting and 911 emergency number access.
"We are proud to be a Lifeline service provider, and are very excited to provide these important services to residents in Kansas and Wisconsin," said Vincent Oddo, president and CEO of Tempo. "The Lifeline program is of vital importance to the millions of people in Kansas and Wisconsin today who are living below the poverty level. Tempo Lifeline services help our customers stay connected with loved ones, medical providers, childcare providers, prospective employers and emergency service providers."
Applying for Tempo Lifeline wireless service in Kansas and Wisconsin is easy:
Kansas and Wisconsin residents may call (toll free) 877-822-8501, go to www.mytempo.com, or visit a Tempo authorized dealer (list provided at www.mytempo.com/dealers). Residents will be asked to complete an application and provide documentation of eligibility.
Residents who do not qualify for Lifeline service and are searching for a low cost wireless phone solution may take advantage of Tempo's prepaid wireless plans including significantly discounted phones and calling plans starting at $9.95 per month. Visit www.mytempo.com for more information.
Individuals interested in becoming a Tempo authorized dealer may complete an application at the Tempo website: www.mytempo.com.
Only eligible consumers may enroll in the Lifeline program, and consumers will be required to document their eligibility for Lifeline service. Lifeline benefits are limited to one benefit per household, consisting of either wireline (home phone) or wireless service. Lifeline is a government benefit program, and consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain the Lifeline benefit can be punished by fine or imprisonment or can be barred from the Lifeline program. For Kansas residents: For unresolved questions or complaints Kansas residents may contact the Kansas Corporation Commission, Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, at KCC - Consumer Protection, 1500 SW Arrowhead Road, Topeka, KS 66604 or toll-free 1.800.662.0027 or in Topeka 785.271.3140. Hearing or speech impaired TDD Kansas Relay Center 1.800.766.3777.
About Tempo Telecom LLC
Tempo is a leading provider of prepaid and lifeline communications services, offering both wireless and home phone services. Tempo services are designed around the way consumers live with simple, affordable no-contract voice and data services that meets their individual lifestyle needs. Tempo is the preferred choice for thousands of consumers of prepaid and lifeline services with over 20,000 convenient payment locations. Tempo services can be purchased online and through select dealers.
For more information visit: www.mytempo.com.