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FCC warns companies not to skip income check for ‘Obama phones’

Posted By admin On July 9, 2013 @ 10:22 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Julian Hattem
The Hill [1]
July 9, 2013

The Obama administration is urging companies to thoroughly check a person’s eligibility before providing cellphone service that is subsidized by the government.

The FCC expressed concerns  [2]that wireless companies might be activating phones for the program, known as Lifeline, “prior to fully verifying the eligibility of such consumers.”

“[Companies] must verify the eligibility of a low-income consumer prior to providing Lifeline service to that consumer, and may not provide an activated device intended to enable access to Lifeline service to a consumer until that consumer’s eligibility is fully verified and all other necessary enrollment steps are completed,” the FCC wrote in a notice.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/technology/309573-fcc-warns-telecoms-companies-about-obama-phones

[2] expressed concerns : https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2013-16490.pdf

[3] Obama Phone: Gov to Spend $2.4 Billion On Millions of Free Phones In 2012: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-phone-gov-to-spend-2-4-billion-on-millions-of-free-phones-in-2012.html

[4] Obama health care reform imposes 3.8% tax on all income from home sales and home rental income: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-health-care-reform-imposes-3-8-tax-on-all-income-from-home-sales-and-home-rental-income.html

[5] Uncovered: ‘Obama Phones’ Sold to Buy Drugs and Louis Vuittons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uncovered-obama-phones-sold-to-buy-drugs-and-louis-vuittons.html

[6] Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies: http://www.prisonplanet.com/millions-improperly-claimed-u-s-phone-subsidies.html

[7] Outrageous! The Government Is Giving Out Free Cell Phones And Free Cell Phone Minutes To Welfare Recipients: http://www.prisonplanet.com/outrageous-the-government-is-giving-out-free-cell-phones-and-free-cell-phone-minutes-to-welfare-recipients.html

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