Free cell phone and wireless service for the unemployed

Thank you to the kind anonymous commenter who made this information available.

The government is offering free phones and air time to the unemployed. This is part of the economic stimulus package passed earlier this year.

To be eligible for this program you must...:

  1. legally authorized to work in the U.S. and be a U.S. resident.
  2. unemployed.
  3. receiving some other sort of assistance.
  4. ...not have another household member currently receiving this benefit

The money is well directed. Unemployed people without phones are at a distinct disadvantage in searching for jobs. If you think you might qualify for the program, it looks like it is worth checking into.

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