Free cell phones offered to low-income people

There are 3 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Dec 8, 2008, titled Free cell phones offered to low-income people. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

More than 56,000 low-income Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County residents can now receive a free cell phone and minutes thanks to a government-subsidized program financed through a portion of most phone users' ...

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tinaann1120

Beaumont, TX

#290 Jul 6, 2012
Nobody needs a cell phone huh? Well try being a mother traveling on the road with two small children and having your tire catch a flat...pretty dangerous having to rely on a total stranger who could rape and murder you and children! Can't call road side assitance.

This is just one instance. Some people honestly can't maintain day to day life expenses without a little help. People take advantage of it yes, but some people really need HELP...how dare you look down on them. One day you, or your children, may be in that situation so you should watch what you say.All you people who think it pampers people need to take step back from your high horses and realize not everyone's situation is the same.
Kelly F

Cape Coral, FL

#291 Sep 23, 2012
Deputy Dog wrote:
Can they get on the "Four Free Phones Family Plan"?
One for junior the drug dealer, one for sis the hooker, one for Dad (if we can figure out who he is) and one for mom, the fat, cigarette smoking welfare recepiant.
WOW, "DEPUTY DOG" Why not post your real name? If you think its cool too say stuff like that, i question which one of your catagories that is describing yourself. I dont know any poor people like what you describe. Beside your a total disgrace by using our law enforcements title of "deputy" you got part two right of "Dog"
Sasha

Staffordsville, KY

#292 Sep 24, 2012
I just found this out in my state,I have been looking for a job with no luck and with kids its hard get babysitter.My husband works but does not make much money for a family of 4,we get little foodstamps,its hard paying the bills and with gas high and not being able to buy clothes and things,we cant afford a big cell phone payment so i think this might be something to help us out and Like people said,you can be out and the car break down or be out looking for a job and if you had a cell phone they can get a hold of you! If you have money and are doing great then why make fun of others who are having a hard time? Just be thankful you are doin good and have money and all you need BUT others might be trying to work and just not make enough so we need help.

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