NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Cingular Wireless today announced its participation in a temporary program established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide free wireless phones and service to people affected by Hurricane Katrina.
"It's critical for those most affected by Hurricane Katrina to have affordable communications service as they get their lives back in order," said Joe Larussa, vice president and general manager for Cingular's Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama/NW Florida region. "We commend the FCC for creating this program and are happy to participate in it."
Cingular's Hurricane Katrina Lifeline Package, available beginning today, provides eligible consumers with several options:
To qualify for Cingular's Hurricane Katrina Lifeline Package, consumers must meet eligibility requirements established by the FCC. In brief:
Additional information, including eligibility requirement details and an application, are available at http://www.cingular.com/katrina_lifeline. Applications may also be obtained and submitted at Cingular retail locations. The company will accept applications through March 1, 2006.