Public Service Announcement

Gila River Telecommunications, Inc. (“GRTI”) Public Service Announcement

Gila River Telecommunications, Inc. (“GRTI”), the local telephone and high-speed internet service provider to the Gila River Indian Community, Arizona, announces the following services and functionalities, at a minimum but not limited to the following, are available in these areas:

A voice grade service access telephone line that allows local calling usage to the Gila River Indian Community local and extended calling area with Touch Tone (“Dual Tone multi-frequency, or DTMF”) capability for single party service. Along with the service is the following:

  • Access to emergency services such as 911 and enhanced 911 service
  • Access to operator services and access to long distance carriers (also known as access to interexchange service)
  • Access to directory assistance
  • Toll limitation for qualifying low-income consumers

Furthermore, GRTI supports two federal programs for qualifying low-income consumers, called Lifeline and Link-up America. These programs provide discounted telephone service for eligible subscribers. To be eligible for Lifeline and Link-up America services, one must participate in one of the following programs:

  • Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medicaid
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit Programs
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
  • Head Start (only households that meet the income qualifying standard)
  • Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

If you are interested in finding out more about these services, please call GRTI at 520-796-3333.