No one is unaware of the fact that a cell phone is a great device for us to stay in touch with our friends and family. Other than the safety factor, there are some important uses of a cell phone. You can drop a message to your friends to tell them that you won’t be able to join the party or, you can make sure that your parents are safe at home and are taking their medication on time. It is very hard to imagine a life without a cell phone. Moreover, mobile phones have helped business communities keep up-to-date with most recent information. But costs of everything have gone up and for some, it is becoming difficult to maintain the budget with the mobile phone included.
For this reason, the government is offers a Free Government Assisted Cell Phone to the people who qualify to receive this cell phone plan. The free government cell phone service is available in all states of the country but some states have different qualifying criteria. Like for the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, Iowa, Rhode Island, Washington, and West Virginia, if the applicant is already participating in 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), they can qualify to receive the benefit. Household Income Based on Federal Poverty Guidelines is another way to meet the qualifications.
The person qualifying gets the free government assistance cell phone and, depending on the provider can get basic facilities like sending and receiving text messages, accessing 911 and directory assistance, voice-mail and making long distance calls. At a reduced rate, one can always purchase additional minutes. The minutes for each month are fixed and vary based on the location and carrier. The free minutes will replenish every month.