In the present times, the security of our loved ones is the first thing that we look for. We have to make sure that our kids and parents back home are all safe. Cell phones have made staying in regular touch with friends and family very easy. Whenever you are out, you are just a call away from knowing what the rest of the family is up to. Along with giving security, cell phones have made the lives of people quite comfortable in general. You can contact anyone at any time. Even if it’s a message as quick as telling your spouse to pick the kids up from the dance school or soccer practice, you can just give them a call and they would know about the change in plans easily. But these days the costs of everything have gone up mercilessly. Affording a cell phone is not feasible for everyone. The regular bills can be a big strain on the budget.
Hence, the government has now introduced a Government Assisted Cell Phone plan under which the eligible person would get a Free Government Assisted Cell Phone. This plan is available in almost all the states although different 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 (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), then they can also apply for this Government Assistance Cell Phone plan without any difficulty.
It is very easy to apply for this program. There are a number of online service providers who can help you with this. Under this plan, you are entitled to receive a cell phone along with a fixed minute plan for your state. The average number of free minutes is 68-250. This can vary for different states. The plan also comes with the facilities to send and receive text messages and access voicemail.