The approval from the state Hawaii Public Utilities Commission allows Blue Jay Wireless to provide discounted cellphone service to eligible residents of Hawaii under the federal Lifeline Program.
The Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii has granted approval to the Blue Jay Wireless, LLC petition for designation as an eligible telecommunications carrier within the state. The approval from Hawaii allows Blue Jay Wireless to provide discounted cellphone service to eligible residents of Hawaii under the federal Lifeline Program.
“The approval in Hawaii is great and exciting news for us,” states Blue Jay president and CEO, David Wareikis. “Hawaii has one of the lowest program participation rates in the U.S. due largely to its very limited availability, which we fully intend to bring to the eligible residents of this beautiful state.”
Blue Jay Wireless is committed to the high level of integrity and responsibility required of the Lifeline program and remains focused in providing the same high quality of support and awareness to the eligible residents Hawaii. Blue Jay Wireless strongly employs and enforces the strict rules set forth by the FCC in determining qualified consumers for the Lifeline program across the country.
Created in 1985 under the Reagan administration, the Lifeline Program was designed to ensure all low-income Americans have phone access to connect to jobs, family and emergency services. In 2005, as the proliferation of cellphones had increasingly replaced landlines, the Lifeline Program was expanded to include wireless service in addition to traditional landline service.
Available in every state, territory, commonwealth, and on Tribal lands, the Lifeline program is available to eligible low-income consumers, and allows for only one Lifeline phone per household. Eligibility criteria may vary by state.