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Government Phone...Yay!

I used to joke about a government phone/car/etc. but I didn't know it existed. I just received a text message from T-mobile plugging this program. Idiocracy at its best!!!!

Sounds as important as healthcare...maybe they will pass a law that mandates that citizens must purchase cell phones/plans...with unlimited minutes/texts/data.

[...] to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family and emergency services. In 2005, Lifeline discounts were made available to qualifying low-income consumers on pre-paid wireless service plans in addition to traditional landline service. Lifeline is part of the Universal Service Fund.

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scawarren's picture

What happened in 2005 was a

What happened in 2005 was a modernization of the decades old "Lifeline" program which was first initiated by the Reagan administration :(

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e. cummings

yeah, just weird and annoying

that my cell carrier would text me plugging the program.