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Free Phone! Get Your Free Phone! Don't Worry This is NOT Funded by Taxpayers

The idea of the government providing a free cell phone for people has always been something that I questioned.

Why on earth should the government be providing free cell phones?

Not to worry! This is not paid by the taxpayers.

Or this is what they would like you to believe.

As I started my research I read something that was reassuring.
Let me quote Q Link Wireless:
"The Universal Service Fund program is not a tax paid by U.S. taxpayers. The Universal Service Fund program is funded from contributions by telecommunications carriers collected in part from the Universal Service Charge applicable to all forms of interstate telecommunication services."

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Sure the Taxpayers aren't paying for these "free" phones... But those of us with contracts are being charged the Universal Service Fee, to provide phones for those without.

If I get this correctly, it is then the FEEpayers whom are providing this service, NOT the TAXpayers.

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If you are a person with a phone of any kind you are paying the FCC mandated tax.Unless of course your phone is one of the free ones from the government. However, if it is a government fund managed by the government than YOU ARE PAYING FOR IT!

"We need to understand the more government spends, the more freedom is lost...Instead of simply debating spending levels, we ought to be debating whether the departments, agencies, and programs funded by the budget should exist at all."
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