North American Local Lifeline Plans
North American Local appears to be another wireless company offering Lifeline phone benefits. Although their website doesn’t mention states of operation and they did not respond to my query when I asked, I believe they offer services in the state of Michigan. After doing a little Internet research I found that in March of 2018, North American Local filed an application to become an eligible Lifeline telecommunications carrier in Michigan.
Their lack of response to my query makes me wonder about how responsive they are to their customers. Whether or not their lack of response was a fluke, I’ll outline the Lifeline services they offer.
North American Local Lifeline Benefits
Eligible low-income individuals can receive a free smartphone along with monthly voice minutes, SMS texting and data. The Lifeline program is a no contract, no credit check phone service. The plans vary depending on whether you’re eligible for Tribal or Non Tribal plans as follows:
Tribal Service Plans
Non-Tribal Service Plans
All of the above plans come with a free Smartphone
North American Local also offers landline services. The tribal landline plan costs $24 per month for unlimited local and long-distance calling. The same plan costs $49.99 per month for non-tribal customers.
How to Qualify for North American Local Lifeline
To qualify for the plan, you must either have a household income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participate in one of the following government assistance programs:
If you meet the eligibility criteria, the next step is to gather the necessary documentation to prove your eligibility. You can find acceptable forms of proof by visiting the USAC website.
How to Apply for Service
The state of Michigan is subject to the National Verification program. As such, Michigan residents can apply for benefits by visiting CheckLifeline.org. Once approved, you can then apply to North American Local by calling a customer service representative at 1-888-247-3903. Or, you can visit the North American Local website, select the plan you want to complete the application online.
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