Itâ€™s an unfortunate fact of life that you just canâ€™t get much for a dollar these days. Perhaps enough gasoline to get you to work and back once or twice. Maybe half a pound of apples, not even enough to keep the doctor away for a week. Or possibly one of your local newspaper to line the bottom of a bird cage for a couple weeks.
But now, thanks to a government program called Lifeline Assistance, you can get a government cell phone and 1000 minutes of air time or 1000 texts each month for, believe it or not, just $1.
Thatâ€™s such a remarkable offer that we think it bears repeating: You can now get a government cell phone and 1000 minutes of air time or 1000 texts each month for just one dollar.
In other states Lifeline is called the free government cell phone program because thereâ€™s no charge for the service. Absolutely none. But for reasons we cannot begin to guess, Oklahomaâ€™s Lifeline companies are going to charge their customers $1 per month for their service. Perhaps the $1 charge here in the Sooner State can be explained by the fact that Oklahoma suppliers give you four times as many minutes as phone companies in other states â€“ 1000 versus a mere 250.
Either way, itâ€™s a truly remarkable offer that eligible Oklahomans should rush to take advantage of.
Who is Eligible for the Government Cell Phone in Oklahoma?
What do we mean when we say â€śeligibleâ€ť Oklahomans? Does that mean there some catch? Does that mean it difficult to qualify? Does it mean that thereâ€™s some fine print that means youâ€™ll end up paying a lot more?
In a word, no. Itâ€™s really pretty simple.
Specifically, you may be eligible for your $1 cell phone and 1000 monthly minutes if you receive benefits from any of the following:
- Aid to Families
- Federal Public Housing Assistance/Section 8
- Home Energy
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (otherwise known as Food Stamps)
You can also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Unfortunately, the number of Oklahomans who qualify is skyrocketing because times are tough and the stateâ€™s poverty and unemployment rates are even higher than the national average. Weâ€™re sad to report that one-third of the stateâ€™s residents are now on food stamps or Medicaid, but weâ€™re happy to report that that makes them eligible for the Lifeline (nearly) free cell phone program.
Who are the companies who have brought this outstanding program to Oklahomaâ€™s needy?
Terracom Wireless and Yourtel Wireless. Although they are separate companies, they are also sister companies. We donâ€™t know why the parent company decided that two if its subsidiaries should begin offering the same service in Oklahoma, but the fact is that we really donâ€™t care as long as it helps local residents who are truly needy.
Weâ€™re just happy their here to help you and your neighbors by offering cell phones and 1000 monthly minutes of air time for the bargain price of just $1.