Free Cell Phone and Minutes for Food Stamp Users
It was a little over a year ago that Americans were shocked by a man with a fancy cell phone at a Washington, D.C. homeless shelter taking a picture of Michelle Obama serving up food. Shocked, because people assumed the man was homeless and most of America thinks cell phones are a luxury item. Think again! Now it turns out that there is a government program--delivered through a subsidiary of Sprint--for people to get a free cell phone and 200 free minutes per month. Medicaid eligibility or food stamps will likely bring one your way--if you are in one of the four states where the program has been rolled out--Michigan, North Carolina, New York, Tennessee, and Virginia. The program will give only one free phone with free minutes per household.