Seniors scramble for replacement solutions as Lifeline Discount goes away
Lately seniors have been discussing AT&T discontinuing their senior discount. Historically AT&T has giving a home phone or landline to seniors for a price of around $20 a month. AT&T had been taking advantage of a federally subsidized program called Lifeline. Lifeline discounts were launched in 1985 as part of a federal subsidy program. The federal lifeline subsidy program gives eligible customers a subsidy on phone and internet service. AT&T has decided to discontinue the AT&T Lifeline discount as a precursor to withdrawing from landline service all together. As a result, the cost of an AT&T landline is expected to increase to around $50 a month. To many seniors, this increase is more than their limited budget will allow.
teleCalm® offers home phone service
teleCalm® has stepped into this fray offering home service to seniors for $34.95 a month. This is actually an improvement over a standard landline or home phone service, since the Essentials base package also stops Robocalls and telemarketers. Using sophisticated algorithms, teleCalm verifies the calls coming in and only lets legitimate calls reach the senior. Though nothing can block 100% of all Robocalls and telemarketers, teleCalm estimates Essentials blocks over 90% of these unwanted calls.
For seniors who are about to lose their AT&T discount on home phones, teleCalm® provides an excellent alternative that lets them stay connected without having their phone service cost double. Click to learn more about teleCalm’s service options.
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