Waynesboro, VA

#1 Nov 5, 2011
Where can you get a free gov. paid cell phone

Proctorville, OH

#2 Nov 6, 2011
Apparently I will pay for it out of my hard earned pay check. I bet you won't even thank me when you spend the money I worked for on an unnecessary luxury item. Government paid cell phone? If you're not just trolling this is one the most infuriating things I have ever read.

Prichard, WV

#3 Nov 6, 2011
21 street and 9th avenue, big tent set up passing out free phones

Jersey City, NJ

#4 Nov 6, 2011
Sally wrote:
Where can you get a free gov. paid cell phone
Government Sally seeks cell phones and sells syphilis in a tent on 9th.
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Since: Nov 11

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#5 Nov 6, 2011
Does the government really provide free cell phones for some people? I've never heard this but I would be furious were there any truth to it.

Elizabeth, NJ

#6 Nov 6, 2011
YFNA wrote:
Does the government really provide free cell phones for some people? I've never heard this but I would be furious were there any truth to it.
it's true you have to be on welfare to qualify

Waynesboro, VA

#7 Nov 6, 2011
I have seen many source`s on tv where you could have a phone sent to you at no cost but I do not know the names of these company`s. I pay for my phone out of the pocket.
Level 6

Since: Nov 11

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#8 Nov 6, 2011
yep wrote:
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it's true you have to be on welfare to qualify
Well, that certainly pisses me off. I'm pretty sick of the money I go out and work for daily, going to deadbeats. I realize that all receipients are not deadbeats but I feel that the majority are. Especially the lifers.

Level 5

Since: Oct 11

United States

#9 Nov 6, 2011
And where can you get these free "drug phones"?

Waynesboro, VA

#10 Nov 6, 2011
I also think that the people on foodstamps can apply for a phone and they will receive one. And they can contact all the companies and have more than one phone no cost . This is not right. I have one phone and paid for it and monthly bill is mine to pay.These phones they never have a bill I guess but could be wrong. But how may phones do you need?

New York, NY

#11 Nov 6, 2011
Here's some more on it. Sounds fishy to me.

The federal “Lifeline” program was created during the Reagan Administration. Lifeline is a federal program created by the Reagan era Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1984. The program was enhanced under Telecommunications Act of 1996, which was supported on a broadly bipartisan basis in Congress. The FCC’s Low Income Program of the Universal Service Fund, which is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), is designed to ensure that quality telecommunications services are available to low-income customers at just, reasonable, and affordable rates. Lifeline support reduces eligible low-income consumers’ monthly charges for basic telephone service.

Thanks to Cintex Wireless, Lifeline support is now available for wireless phones. Traditionally, the Lifeline program was only available as a discount on a consumer’s landline telephone bill. Cintex Wireless was created when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently approved the company to offer Lifeline — a public assistance program that ensures telephone service is available and affordable for low-income subscribers. Cintex Wireless applies the Universal Service Fund subsidy to an allotment of free airtime minutes and provides the wireless handset at the company’s expense. Instead of receiving a subsidized monthly telephone bill for Lifeline service, Cintex Wireless converts the total amount of discounted service into minutes each month for one year. The cell phone offers in-demand features: voicemail, text, three-way calling, call waiting, caller ID and access to 911.

Cintex Wireless Lifeline phones are not paid for by taxpayers or the federal government. Cintex Wireless pays for the handset and also the cost of promoting its wireless Lifeline program to make sure that eligible consumers know about the program.

Only certain Americans are eligible for Cintex Wireless Lifeline. Eligibility guidelines vary by state but in general individuals qualify if they participate in a public assistance program such as Food Stamps, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), National Free School Lunch, Federal Housing/Section 8 Assistance, or if they do not receive any of these public assistance programs, they may also qualify based on total household gross monthly income. Customers can learn more or apply by calling 1-877-304-9183.
no one home

United States

#12 Nov 6, 2011
Yes! the government provides free phones to those who work for the DEA.

Charleston, WV

#13 Nov 7, 2011
Note the word "free." These are not free phones/plans. Myself and other hard working Americans subsidize this with our tax dollar. Get a job and pay for your own "free" phone.
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Since: Nov 11

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#14 Nov 7, 2011
I could understand handing out old, used phones with no service plan, as you can still dial 911 on these. Giving out "free" phones with minutes is just too much though. A cell phone is a luxury item for someone in that situation, I mean its not like they are using it for work purposes. I for one really begrudge my tax dollars spent in this manner.

Doing Your Mom

Pawtucket, RI

#15 Feb 2, 2012
i just sent for one thanks tax payer your hard earned dollar is going to help me live a better(easier) life with my razor camera phone.

United States

#16 Feb 2, 2012
How many can I order? Can all my kids get one? They all got a welfare card so!? Help me.

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