Free Assurance Cell Phones
My parents had retired a few years ago. They live solely on Social Security which gives then about one thousand dollars a month. They have had to make some major adjustments to their life style. For example, they had to move to a place with cheaper rent. They also had to cut their phone service. I did not like that they did that because now I have no way of contacting them. I like to talk to my parents every now and then to make sure they are ok. The other problem is that if they do not have a phone then they would not be able to call for help if the need should arise.
I heard from a friend that poor people could apply for free Assurance cell phones. I immediately realized that this would be the perfect program for my parents. They are poor and they need a phone. I told my parents about the phone and got them to sign up for it. The free cell phones are through a provider called Assurance. The government sponsors it. I went to Assurance Wireless website to find out more information. If you are already getting other government benefits like food stamps or Medicaid, then you can get a free cell phone. I know my parents are currently getting food stamps so I figured they would be a shoe in for free Assurance cell phones.
The application process was simple enough. They were able to get their Assurance wireless phones pretty quickly. I told them not to waste their minutes though. I know that the minutes are very limited per month so they have to use it sparingly. I suggested that they only make emergency calls. So far they have been pretty good at keeping tabs on their minutes used. They have not used up all their minutes. I really like this Assurance phone service. If it were not for the program, I would never be able to keep in touch with my parents.