Getting a cell phone is an essential part of surviving in today’s world. You have to be connected with your friends and family at all times. In fact, these days business communication is largely dependent on telephonic conversations, making a cell phone even more important. Now most teenagers demand a separate cell phone for themselves. But of late, it is becoming increasingly difficult to afford. The costs of everything are rising and maintaining cell phones for each member of the family is not so feasible. But at the same time having a mobile phone is more important than ever- not only for staying in touch with your friends and family but to ensure their security as well.
The government believes that a phone is something everyone should have access to, even low income families. Because of this, they started a program to provide a government assisted cell phone plan. Under this plan, anyone who is eligible would receive a free government assisted cell phone. The program is available across all the states but the qualifying criteria for different states are different. If you qualify, you get the free phone and along with it the facility to make local and long distance calls, send and receive text messages, access voicemail and call 911. In most of the states, this program is available free of cost but in the state of Oklahoma residents are billed at $1 per month for the 1000 minute plan and the Texas residents need to pay a $30 activation fee.
If you are a resident of Louisiana, Arkansas, Illinois, Oklahoma, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Washington, Rhode Island, Nevada, Iowa, Texas or West Virginia and are participating any of the government assistance programs like Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), or National School Lunch Program (NSLP), you can apply for this government assistance cell phone.