Thursday, March 20, 2014

Obama Phone Viral Video

Obama Phone Viral Video

  Original "OBAMA PHONE LADY" CHANGES HER MIND! 2013 YOUTUBE VIDEOs : New Video Added July 2013 "Corruption in Obama Phone Program - Ineligible people encouraged to get phones to resell them for profit" New Video Added May 2013: Someone talking about the "Obama Phone" expresses her enthusiasm for the "Obama Phone" and other programs. "Obama Phone" is the popular, unofficial term that refers to free government cell phones provided by the "Lifeline Program" to eligible Americans. See below for more details about the "Obama Phone."*   Suggested Obama Phone cases and Obama Information: Lifeline is a government benefit program that provides discounts on monthly telephone service (i.e. the "Obama Phone") for eligible low-income consumers to help ensure they have the opportunities and security that telephone service affords, including being able to connect to jobs, family, and 911 services. Lifeline is supported by the federal Universal Service Fund (USF).

Who Pays for the Lifeline Program and the "Obama Phone"?

The "Obama Phone" is not really "free." You may be one of the people that helps pay for the program. All telecommunications service providers and certain other providers of telecommunications must contribute to the federal USF based on a percentage of their end-user telecommunications revenues. These companies include wireline telephone companies, wireless telephone companies, and certain Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers. Some consumers may notice a “Universal Service” line item on their telephone bills. This line item appears when a company chooses to recover its USF contributions directly from its customers by billing them this charge. The FCC does not require this charge to be passed on to customers. Each company makes a business decision about whether and how to assess charges to recover its Universal Service costs. What documentation do I need to provide at enrollment to get an Obama Phone? Program Eligibility Verification - Acceptable documentation when applying for the "Obama Phone" and other related programms includes: Current or prior year's statement of benefits from a qualifying program; notice letter of participation in qualifying program; program participation documents (or copy); or another official document of a qualifying program. Income Eligibility Verification - Acceptable documentation includes: The prior year's state, federal or Tribal tax return; current income statement from an employer or paycheck stub; Social Security statement of benefits; Veterans Administration statement of benefits; Retirement or pension statement of benefits; Unemployment or Workers' Compensation statement of benefits; Federal or Tribal notice letter of participation in General Assistance; or divorce decree, child support award, or other official document containing income information. The consumer must present the same type of documentation covering 3 consecutive months within the previous 12 months, if the documentation does not cover a full year of income. Who Qualifies for the Obama Phone? The Lifeline program is available to eligible low-income consumers in every state, territory, commonwealth, and on Tribal lands. You must be eligible to enroll. To participate in the program, consumers must either have an income that is at or below 135% of the federal Poverty Guidelines or participate in one of the following assistance programs: Medicaid; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP); Supplemental Security Income (SSI); Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8); Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP); Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF); National School Lunch Program's Free Lunch Program; Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance; Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF); Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR); Head Start (if income eligibility criteria are met); or State assistance programs (if applicable). *Source of this information is public information published on the FCC website. The video seen in this blog is the suddenly-famous viral video about the Obama Phones. Obama Phone blogs and websites are not affiliated with the FCC, the Lifeline Program or any other governmental agency.