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Free cell phone and airtime every month

submitted on April 20, 2009 by vinhdanh in "Products / Gadgets"
SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers.


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    Posted by Solstice on April 20, 2009
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    So now Big Brother is giving away cell phones... whats next?

    Sadly I work too hard to get any of these government handouts.

    When future people ask why I'm a Libertarian, I'll be sure to add this to my repertoire of reasons.
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      Posted by deathbynosleep on July 19, 2010
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      I feel the same way.

      When I needed health insurance, I made too much to qualify for free insurance...but was told I was too high risk to buy my own insurance and did not make enough to cover the full cost of the medicines I need every month(luckily my parents helped out).

      If only I had worked less, I would have gotten more.
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on July 19, 2010 [reply] 0 0
    This is really a great deal. No, not all people will qualify, but there are many that will.

    The process to qualify for Lifeline Service depends on the State you live in. In general, you may qualify if...

    You already participate in other State or Federal assistance program such as Federal Public Housing Assistance, Food Stamps and Medicaid.
    Your total household income is at or below of the poverty guidelines set by your State and/or the Federal Government.
    No one in your household currently receives Lifeline Service through another phone carrier.

    There is also:
    Lifeline and Link-Up Programs

    Lifeline Assistance provides discounts on basic monthly service at the primary residence for qualified telephone subscribers. These discounts can be up to $10.00 per month, depending on your state.

    Link-Up America helps income-eligible consumers initiate telephone service. This program pays one-half (up to a maximum of $30) of the initial installation fee for a traditional, wireline telephone or activation fee for a wireless telephone for a primary residence. It also allows participants to pay the remaining amount they owe on a deferred schedule, interest-free.

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