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September 10, 2012

Virgin's Assurance Wireless Program: A Way to Stay Connected for Financially Strained Families

With slow economic recovery and fewer jobs, tens of millions of low-income Americans families are not able to feed and give proper education to their kids.

The U.S. Census Bureau reveals that more than six million families with children under 18 years old live below the federal poverty line, and a report from the USDA2 states that more than 33 million children receive free or reduced-price meals yearly through the National School Lunch Program.  

The Census Bureau found that 15 percent were home alone before school, 76 percent after school and 9 percent at night. 

Many families struggle to provide basic amenities to their wards like back-to-school supplies, clothes that fit, nutritious food for lunch and a mobile phone.

Certainly, mobile phone seems lesser priority, but nowadays the devices have made it much easier to access information anytime and anywhere.

This tiny magical device becomes even more important in emergency situations.

Virgin Mobile (News - Alert) USA has started a federal Lifeline Assistance program, Assurance Wireless, which offers the best value in calling plans among major Lifeline Assistance programs.

This program offers residents to receive a free wireless phone and 250 free voice minutes and 250 free text messages monthly with no annual contract. It will enable users dealing with financial hardship to stay connected with schools and each other.

Assurance Wireless enables parents to get a contact number and return calls in cases of illness, emergency, after school activities, and parent-teacher communications.

“I am a single working parent of a special needs child and Assurance Wireless has been an invaluable resource keeping me connected to my son’s school and his teachers,” said Evan M., 38, an Assurance Wireless customer from Maryland. “There have been several emergency situations I have been able to respond to only because I have an Assurance Wireless phone.” 

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Edited by Braden Becker

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