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Time Warner Cable Subsidizes Low Income Phone Users in NY
As Verizon Runs Away From Those Same Users at Full Speed
by Karl Bode 08:42AM Wednesday Jul 10 2013
While Verizon is running away from New York phone customers at great speed, Time Warner Cable appears to be trying to embrace them. Time Warner Cable this week announced that they're launching a new "Lifeline" program that will provide a $9.25 monthly phone credit to low income phone customers who qualify and currently participate in government assistance programs like Medicaid or Food Stamps. Time Warner Cable says they're launching the aid program in New York State, and will be expanding the program in additional states in the months to come. As we've seen with Comcast Sandy victims, this is another example of Verizon's new marketing friends at the cable industry picking up the POTS and DSL customers Verizon has made clearly they no longer have an interest in.

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onthecake

join:2003-08-08
Kansas City, MO

TWC Subscribers Subsidizes Low Income Phone Users in NY

FIFY

Eddy120876

join:2009-02-16
Bronx, NY

Re: TWC Subscribers Subsidizes Low Income Phone Users in NY

Knowing TWC get your wallets ready to get rape once you sign in.

dvd536
as Mr. Pink as they come
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join:2001-04-27
Phoenix, AZ
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Re: TWC Subscribers Subsidizes Low Income Phone Users in NY

said by Eddy120876:

Knowing TWC get your wallets ready to get rape once you sign in.

you're already getting raped.
USF pays for lifeline.
there are better deals like the one that gives free phone, activation and 250 min/mo.
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Despises any post with strings.
TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH

Re: TWC Subscribers Subsidizes Low Income Phone Users in NY

Also companies like AT&T provide lifeline services in areas for $10 to $20 per month. Not just the credit.

Eddy120876

join:2009-02-16
Bronx, NY
That I have no issue since thats can be use to help those that need it and mind you,you would never know when you might end up using those services. But go ahead enjoy your TWC lifestyle.
grantje
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join:2003-05-07
Kokomo, IN

Taxpayers subsidize, not TWC

I'm sure TWC is simply obtaining the same USF dollars available to any phone carrier these days.
tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
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the rub

its cheaper to offer voip services over broadband via cablemodem than it is over wireless and there are possibilities for upsell. customers on lifeline cell service usually do not get upsold on better phones or features.

offering customers broadband or tv services at entry level rates yield more profit than minute plan extensions or data via wireless-- which are sold at much higher markups.
BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Re: the rub

Wireless is cheaper. Look at TF. You can get a phone for like $7/mo. There's no hardware on the user's end other than the phone itself, and no installation needed.

WHT

join:2010-03-26
Rosston, TX
kudos:5

Only $9.25?

Or is it $9.25 when bundled with $90 per month cable service? heh heh heh