As the Lifeline program becomes more popular, we receive more emails from people who say phones showed up in their mailboxes despite the fact that they never applied for them and don’t qualify for the Lifeline program.
What’s going on? We couldn’t help but wonder if it’s a mistake, fraud or a prank? Turns out the people at KOMO-TV in Seattle were wondering the same thing.
The emails we receive indicate that this is a nationwide, multi-vendor problem, but check out this story about mysterious free phones in Washington.