Thursday, July 30, 2009

Last Day to Apply. This Friday, July 31, 2009.


Urgent DTV message

This FRIDAY, July 31, 2009, NTIA will stop accepting coupon applications and appeals. While the transition to digital was completed on June 12, there are a number of households that remain unready – they are in the dark. The TV Converter Box Coupon Program is still accepting coupon applications and appeals, but only until midnight on July 31, 2009. Households must act immediately.

The Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda continues its outreach to those who still need help to keep their older analog televisions working. Please make sure your family members, neighbors, and colleagues are aware of this impending deadline by forwarding them this information.

July 31st Last Day to Apply, Appeal for TV Converter Box Coupons

Coupon Application Deadline Nears. The coupon application deadline is fast approaching. If you are still not DTV-ready, it’s not too late. Help is still available, but you must take action immediately. Eligible households may continue to apply or re-apply for TV converter box coupons. Applications for coupons are accepted online (, by phone at 1-888-388-2009 (1-888-DTV-2009), by mail and by fax. They may also call (404) 653-1199 to apply.

Mailed applications must be post-marked no later than midnight on July 31, 2009. It typically takes nine business days to process and mail coupons. If you have applied for coupons, but not yet received them, check the status of your request on by selecting Check Your Application Status.

Appeals for Denied Coupon Applications. The last day to file an appeal is midnight on July 31, 2009. If you apply for coupons through the Web site, and the application is denied, there is a link within the denial message to appeal. Filing an appeal via the Web site is the quickest way for the Coupon Program to process and respond to appeals. If you wish to provide additional detail beyond the space provided, you may submit your appeal in writing or by e-mail.

Coupons Can Be Used Until They Expire. Even though the last day to apply for coupons is July 31, 2009, you can use your coupons at participating retailers until they expire. Call ahead to area retail stores to confirm availability of coupon-eligible converter boxes on the day you plan to shop. Coupon-eligible converter boxes also may be purchased online or by telephone and shipped directly to your

Donate a Coupon. If you don't need a coupon, please apply by midnight July 31, 2009 and donate your coupons to someone who can qualify for the coupon. You can use the Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda address for the mailing address on the coupon application (100 Auburn Avenue, Suite 102, Atlanta, GA 30303) and we will give them to people who are on our Donation List for Coupons.

During these final days for consumers to apply for a TV converter box coupon or file an appeal, we ask you to please spread the word and help ensure that people who need help purchasing their converter boxes are able to receive it. Your efforts will make it possible for them to experience the benefits of the digital TV transition.

If you have any questions feel free to call us at (404) 653-1199.