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Low-income residents eligible for discounted telephone services

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state Public Service Commission reminds low-income West Virginians about two programs that offer telephone service discounts.

Lifeline Awareness Week this week tries to ensure that Americans have telephone access to connect to jobs, family and emergency services.

Lifeline is a program that offers savings on basic monthly telephone service for eligible customers. Discounts in West Virginia range from a few dollars up to $15 a month, the PSC said.

Link Up is a one-time discount that pays up to half ($30) of the installation fee for qualifying households that do not have telephone service.

Both programs are offered through companies that serve the majority of the state's wire line and wireless customers.

For information and to find out if you qualify, call your local telephone company or visit the PSC's website, www.psc.state.wv.us.


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