Verizon / Tracfone must:
- Participate in California Lifeline for 20 years after the deal is closed.
- Sign-up at least 200,000 subscribers to the program by 31 December 2025.
- Offer users devices including 5G phones at no extra cost after a year of operation.
The CPUC also requires details on the tariffs and advertising of the program – and it mandated a smooth migration of Tracfone customers to Verizon’s network within two years of the deal closing. It also detailed plans to establish a reporting process to ensure compliance, with penalties if requirements are not met.
The acquisition gained US Department of Justice clearance, but still awaits word from the FCC.
|NWIDA members, contact us today if you need our assistance and if you’re not yet a member, we invite you to join today.|
|Want news like this delivered to your inbox? Click HERE|
|Want news like this in your RSS feed? Click HERE|
|Want news like this delivered to your Alexa Flash Briefing? Click HERE|
|Join us on Reddit – Click HERE|
|Subscribe to our YouTube Channel – Click HERE|