Did you know that you have the right to apply for a free government assisted cell phone? This is the age of telephonic communication. The safety of your loved ones, your own safety, work, and social interaction- everything can be done through mobile phones. No one can deny the fact that mobile phones have taken over the world of communication. Though the internet has also grown as one of the major mediums of communication, nothing can actually take the place of cell phones. But with the rising costs of everything, affording cell phones is not all that easy for everyone.
The government has now introduced a government assistance cell phone plan where the people who qualify receive a government assisted cell phone. Each state of the country can have different qualifying criteria for applicants to this program. For the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Illinois, Oklahoma, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Washington, Rhode Island, Nevada, Iowa, Texas or West Virginia, people who want to apply should be 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). You can also qualify based on Household Income if it is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Once you are clear about your eligibility, you just need to find the appropriate serviceprovider who would assist you in applying for your free government cell phone. Along with the handset, you get the facility to make long distance and local calls, the facility to send and receive text messages, to access voicemail and dial 911. For most of the states the program is absolutely free of cost, but in some states there might be a small initial charge or a minimal monthly charge. Check with a service provider for your state to get the specific plan.