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Is cell phone service free for Medicaid and SSI Recipients?

There is a TV AD about it. Anyone knows anything about free cell phones for Medicaid and SSI Recipients.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:10 PM on Mar. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (17)
  • It is legitimate. My friend got one. She is on FS & Medicaid though so I don't know what the criteria is for it. They are used phones that were donated & you only get a very small amount of minutes a month. Its intended for ppl who have no phone at all & need one in case of emergency.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:16 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • no, this is ridiculous. I know people on ssi and medicaid, and no they don't offer it. I highly doubt they'd be advertising on TV if it was legitimate.
    sandypops

    Answer by sandypops at 3:12 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • I've seen commercials for very cheap home phone service, but I thought cell phones were a privilege.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 3:16 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • wow, I wasn't aware of that, and I work with social services...nuts!
    LynnB1

    Answer by LynnB1 at 3:17 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • its real and its legit
    sati769leigh

    Answer by sati769leigh at 3:18 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • They're commonly known as "Obama phones".
    http://www.safelink.com or http://www.assurancewireless.com is how you go about getting them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:28 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • We just got it not to long ago for my cousin. They give you 68 minutes a month and you can buy minutes as well. It is ran by track phone.  You can qualify for that or a % of your landline phone bill through the gov't program.


    safelink

    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 3:28 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • Yes. They are quite legitimate.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:28 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • assurancewireless is through virgin mobil-and they give 200 minutes a month.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:34 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

  • actualling in Texas and in Phili they do help pay a portion on your cell! i read it on my bill i have sprint!
    gonzalez3

    Answer by gonzalez3 at 3:48 PM on Mar. 1, 2010

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