Government assisted wireless service for low income families.
REACHOUT WIRELESS™ is a government assisted wireless service provided by Nexus Communications, Inc., ("Nexus"). REACHOUT WIRELESS™ offers a discount benefit to low income families and individuals via wireless services in place of older technologies like landline phone service.
To obtain REACHOUT 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. REACHOUT WIRELESS™ service is limited to one household, and cannot be combined with any other Lifeline and Link-Up offering.
REACHOUT WIRELESS™ government assisted wireless offering is part of the Lifeline and Link-Up America programs. The Lifeline Assistance and Link-Up America programs are only one part of the Universal Service Fund (USF) which exists to ensure that quality telecommunications services are available to low-income customers at just, reasonable and affordable rates. Lifeline and Link Up provide discounts that make telephone service (and wireless service) more affordable for more than 7 million Americans.
The Universal Service Fund program is not a tax paid by U.S. taxpayers. The Universal Service Fund program is funded from contributions by telecommunications carriers collected in part from the Universal Service Charge applicable to all forms of interstate telecommunication services. The wireline and wireless companies that provide Lifeline and Link-Up are approved to participate in the low income program of the Universal Service Fund for the revenue they forgo by providing discounted service to eligible consumers. REACHOUT WIRELESS™ is also committed to the "Wireless Eligible Telecommunication Carrier Commitment to Best Practices." Click here for more details.
What is Lifeline Support?
Lifeline is the monthly subsidy that lowers the cost of telephone service. The monetary value of the Lifeline monthly subsidy varies between states. An eligible customer may receive the Lifeline discount on either a wireline or wireless connection, but the discount is available for only one telephone connection per household The Lifeline monthly subsidy can be as low as $6.28 a month to up to $10.00 per month in some states. Reachout Wireless offers the Lifeline monthly subsidy converted into the form of free minutes every month.
What is Link Up Support?
Link Up is essentially a one-time support that reduces the one-time cost associated with initiating telephone service to an eligible consumer. Link Up discounts reduce the cost of either wireline or wireless service. An eligible consumer may only receive the Link Up discount once. Consecutive discounts at the same address are not allowed. Carriers that provide Link-Up only to eligible consumers who qualifying for Link Up support.
Reachout Wireless Handsets
REACHOUT WIRELESS™ provides both new and refurbished handsets based solely upon product availability. REACHOUT WIRELESS™ also offers handsets for an additional fee that come with advanced features and service capabilities.
Reachout Wireless Coverage
To verify your coverage area, service and cell phone availability, please enter your Zip Code in the blue box above.
More Minutes Available
REACHOUT WIRELESS™ offers the ability to add more minutes to your phone via our website or at nearly 70,000 MoneyGram locations around the country.
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