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Cheap cell phone service a hit on Montana reservation

Residents of the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana are rushing to sign up for cellular phone service as low as $1 a month for qualified tribal members.

The state Public Service Commission has approved two wireless companies to offer reduced-rate cell services under Enhanced Lifeline, a federal program aimed at improving telephone service rates on reservations. To receive for $1 a month service, tribal members must qualify for tribal assistance or have an income below 135-percent of the federal poverty guidelines.

Cheap service is also available to Medicaid recipients under the Link-up and Lifeline programs.

Get the Story:
Tribal members rush to get discounted cell service (The Great Falls Tribune 1/19)

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