I don't post much but I do read some here and I don't know if there is a special place to post tips like this, but I found this particularly helpful in my own life. Sprint as well as other providers I am sure, offers a Lifeline program so that medicaid recipients can have a low cost cell phone and plan. It is a bare-bones plan, only 200 anytime minutes, but has unlimited calls on nights after 9:00pm and weekends. The plan is just under $18.00 a month, taxes and fees included. I added 300 text messages per month for an additional $5, still keeping the bill under $25. I have another phone and plan that I share with other family members, but I like knowing that if I can't afford my family plan anymore, I can surely swing the Lifeline payment. I hope this helps someone else that is having a hard time financially but would like a cellphone plan that is affordable.
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This is a cell phone plan that I have recently seen advertised on TV. It is for those receiving any service from DSS. It only has 30+ minutes a month, but is free and you can add on your own minutes if you wish.