Smith Bagley, Inc. filed a post-hearing brief with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission in Case No. 17-00031-UT, asking the Hearing Examiner to recommend a denial of TracFone’s petition to access funds from the state’s Low Income Telephone Assistance Program. SBI pointed out that TracFone’s offering of 400 additional voice minutes to its Lifeline customers would not provide any significant consumer benefits because, at most, 4% of TracFone’s existing Lifeline customer base actually uses extra voice minutes each month. In addition, TracFone’s compliance issues around the country should disqualify it in New Mexico. A copy of SBI’ brief is here.
LLGS Contact: David LaFuria