Low-income Californians can get discounted wireless service

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A new cellphone service is coming for low-income Californians.

The California Public Utilities Commission approved the first-ever discounted wireless telephone service plan.

LifeLine wireless will be available Wednesday.

To qualify, you must be a family of four that makes less than $37,000, or a family of two or one person that makes less than $25,000.

If you qualify, there are three plans available.

The "FREE Plan" includes 1,000 voice minutes and 200 text messages.

For a monthly fee of $18.10, you can receive unlimited voice minutes and text messages.

For a monthly fee of $33.10, you can receive unlimited voice minutes, text messages and unlimited data.

The CPUC’s plan is to make 21st century communications a possibility for low-income Californians.

For more information visit cpuc.ca.gov.