Thursday, 3 September 2009

TracFone continues SafeLink Wireless roll out into Wisconsin – USA

A government program called SafeLink Wireless has been hotly rolled out across the USA by TracFone Wireless. The MVNO has for several months been providing handsets and 60 minutes per month free calling time to low income households. This month has seen the service enter Wisconsin where over half a million eligible people could benefit from the scheme.

After the first year clients will have to buy their own top ups but in comparison to monthly fixed line rentals the subscribers should stand to financially benefit. The program may see TracFone successfully balloon its pre-pay market but this outcome is unknown until the free minutes run out and tops ups are taken up or the phones are left without credit.