Q: Can I buy a Safelink (or other) cell phone on Craiglist?
Now, if you don’t qualify and are trying to get a hold of a free phone, shame on you. Safelink is supposed to be available only to income-eligible customers.
David C. Bergmann, assistant Ohio consumers’ counsel and chair of the NASUCA Telecommunications Committee commented on a recent spate of Craiglist ads: “The unauthorized sale of TracFone’s Safelink equipment and minutes through Craigslist means services may be transferred to ineligible consumers that should raise red flags for federal and state regulators. Craigslist and the buying public should just say ‘no’ to any offer permitting the unlawful transfer of Lifeline benefits to ineligible consumers.”
You can probably get away with it, but come on, if you don’t qualify for the program, you can afford to buy your own.
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