That’s the shock email circulating these days.
OK, to be fair and technically accurate, the program was started under Reagan, but it’s actively promoted by the current administration so we’ll give them some credit.
Apparently cell phones are a necessity for minimum living standards …
What follows is unbelievable, but true … just follow the links.
SafeLink Wireless is proud to offer Lifeline Service, which is a program that enables qualifying customers to receive free cellular telephone service.
If you qualify, you will receive free cellular service, a free SafeLink Wireless cell phone and the assurance that you will get no bills and no contracts EVER!
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The process to qualify for Lifeline Service depends on the State you live in.
In general, you may qualify if…
1.You already participate in other State or Federal assistance program such as Federal Public Housing Assistance, Food Stamps and Medicaid, or
2.Your total household income is at or below of the poverty guidelines set by your State and/or the Federal Government, and
3.No one in your household currently receives Lifeline Service through another phone carrier, and
4.You have a valid United States Postal Address.
Note: In order for us to ship you your free phone you must live at a residence that can receive mail from the US Post Office.
In addition to meeting the guidelines above you will also be required to provide proof of your participation in an assistance program, or proof of your income level.
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See for yourself: