In 1996 there was a program where used phones were given out to low income that would ONLY dial 911. The same program exist today without ANY TAX dollars being spent. Minutes can be added to these phones, however the person that owns the phone pays for them NOT TAX MONEY. Just a Repub lie twisting the truth as always about Obama phones.
AGAIN the program started in 1996 you dumbdumb.
This is not a republican lie. It's a free phone for people on food stamps or gov't assistance programs. Minutes are free, although you can buy more depending on your plan. The first of every month you leave the phone on and they download more minutes. You can accumulate minutes not used.
Here's the info of the free gov't phone.
SAFELINK WIRELESS® service is a program for Income eligible households provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc. In order to participate in the SAFELINK WIRELESS® service, persons must meet certain eligibility requirements set by each State where the service is to be provided. These requirements are based on a person’s participation in a state or Federal support programs or by meeting the Income Poverty Guidelines as defined by the U.S. Government. SAFELINK WIRELESS® service is limited to one person per household.