Have you heard of Safelink, a program that provides free cell phone service for the poor?
I just heard about this program and I wanted to share it. Before anyone starts railing about "Obamaphone", please be aware that it is not a government funded project, but is offered by the telecom companies. Tracphone is one of the main sponsors, which makes me glad I give them my business.
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 1-800-SAFELINK or visiting www.SafeLink.com
If you know anyone who is isolated or in need of this "lifeline", please pass the information along.