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Taxpayer Funded Cell Phone Haters

Senator Bill Griffin of Arkansas introduced a bill to stop taxpayer-funded cell phones.  The bill’s purpose is to stop universal service support of cell phones through Lifeline.  This bill was also introduced in 2011, with no success. Since 2008, when under President Bush, the program has doubled, in 143 million in one year, to $38 million, and again… 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 phones. When an… Read More »

TerraCom Wireless – Lifeline Oklahoma

If you live in Oklahoma, you can receive free phone service with TerraCom Wireless.  They are one of the original companies using Lifeline funds, to provide affordable wireless service, to low-income residents.  Their pay-as-you-go plans are affordable, and the customer service was excellent.  This free cell phone program does not require down payments, credit checks, or contracts for service. … Read More »