Category Archives: Politics

Political opinions about free cellular phones.

Stop Free Government Phones

Many want to stop free government phones. Lifeline provides free government cell phones, to low-income families. The government has been helping the poor get land line phone service since the 80s. Today they have upgraded the program to include cell phone service. There has been a cry against the government phone program. Even politicians are… Read More »

The Real Deal about Obamaphones

What is an Obama phone, and who is paying for them? Lifeline is a federal program, created in 1984, by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), during the Reagan administration. This was 12 years before Obama entered the Senate and over a decade before being elected President of the United States. The program began with the… Read More »

Free Cell Phone Program Under Attack

The free cell phone program is back in the news again. U.S. Senator David Vitter from Louisiana has introduced legislation to end to the Lifeline Assistance Program. This program, that helps poor Americans with discount communications services. Lifeline Assistance, was created in 1984 for land lines, and then expanded under President Bush to include cell… Read More »