1 year ago
with the proposed acquisition of TracFone by Verizon.
TracFone is now one of the largest providers of Lifeline services, a
federal program that makes phone and internet services more affordable
for low-income customers, including many seniors. TracFone has
approximately 1.7 million low-income subscribers in 43 states and the
District of Columbia, or 22 percent of total Lifeline subscribers. By
contrast, Verizon only offers its mobile wireless service to Lifeline
customers in parts of four states.