There is not always the chance of getting the free services like getting free phones altogether. It is for the purposes of meting out to the disadvantaged phones under the government scheme, which requires some work from the government too. Cell phones have become an integral part of the equation of all our lives, so it is entirely a part of the survival scheme for the unfortunate people who cannot afford to have the basic needs be met in these days.
The Government rolls out the cash that is required for the payment of the equipments and free minutes that are being awarded to the people under the Scheme. The Life Line Assistance as the program is put out to be comes out to offer a free cell phone service with up to 250 free minutes and a similar number of texts too for every month, some states offer more, some lesser.
Just because the phone is coming out of the coffers of the Government, does not mean that you will get phones any inferior, or a cheap knock off. You will get the basic modern phone, which will serve the basic needs that need to be met now with one’s phone. There is not just the phone, but also the free minutes, not all that much, but at least you are getting something and that too entirely for free. This is in turn funded by the other Americans, as some charge levied on them.
Plans and Companies
There are a few companies to name who are leading in terms of this Assistance program of the government, and these are: Safelink Wireless, Assurance Wireless and ReachOut Wireless. These are the most known ones in terms of the Government scheme, and mostly the plans do not vary much, but are overlapping. The qualifications of getting the phones and acquiring the eligibility are also not all that different, but quiet common for all the subscribers to the scheme, as it is a government plan. So to stay in touch, to look for employment and of course to be able to contact or be contacted in times of emergency this comes out to the fore as a great support upon the initiative of the government.
Some call the phone ‘Obama Phone’ but then again that have been wrongly credited so, when it was actually the plan under the Bush Administration to give out free cell phones. This scheme dates back to the times when there were free services of landline being made out to the unfortunate, but now keeping up with times, that scheme would have been more and also looked more redundant. The companies also take care of the service and maintenance needs of the phones, so it is not all that difficult to get hold of them to assist you after you have got the phones in your hands. So make the most use of it.