Safelink Wireless has competition. Now we can add the ReachOut wireless to the list of companies that take your dollars and magically convert them into free cell phones for the poor.
We know the routine. We do an article on this subject and apologists immediately bombard us with comments saying, “This isn’t a government program.” Nonsense. ReachOut admits as much on its blog.
Did I mention that you can get a free cell phone? Believe it or not, if you are considered “low income”, you can. Low income families have it hard. Working hard, paying off bills, and taking care of everyone’s needs is a difficult task. Thankfully, the list of government-assisted products and services now includes a free cell phone.
Here’s how the ReachOut Wireless website describes the program:
REACHOUT WIRELESS™ service is U.S. government supported program for Income eligible households provided by Nexus Communications, Inc. In order to participate in the REACHOUT WIRELESS™ service, persons must meet certain eligibility requirements set by each State where the service is to be provided. These requirements are based on a person’s participation in a state or Federal support programs or by meeting the Income Poverty Guidelines as defined by the U.S. Government. REACHOUT WIRELESS™ service is limited to one person per household.
It’s nice to see that competition has been introduced into this program. Now Safelink and ReachOut will slug it out to see which company can give away more of your hard-earned dollars.
Capitalism at its finest.