I was driving to the General Assistance building in San Jose and someone pointed out to me a group of tables on the sidewalk. There were three separate representatives from several companies (like Assurance Wireless) that can immediately provide you with a Lifeline Smartphone. Continue reading Pick Up a Lifeline Smartphone (Obamaphone)
Why Is a Lifeline Phone Called an Obamaphone?
The Lifeline program started in 1984 during the Reagan Administration by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). It continued up through the 2nd Bush administration. It was meant to provide basic telephone service to those who couldn’t afford it. In 2008, the first Lifeline cellphone was issued in 2008, just three months before President Obama was elected. Continue reading What Is an Obamaphone or a Lifeline Phone?
To the unhoused person without a motor vehicle a bicycle is an essential part of being able to travel. Many times public transportation is often spotty in the evenings and on weekends, so a bicycle is invaluable. Continue reading Protecting Your Bicycle
A cell phone is necessary for survival if you are unhoused. For emergencies like medical and other life-saving needs a working cell phone is indispensable. If you are in danger or need to report a crime, calling the police is your best option. Calling to report a fire or dialing 911 is impossible if you do not have a working cell phone or smartphone.
Follow these steps in applying for your Lifeline Program phone, more commonly known as the Obamaphone. Continue reading Getting a Free or Low-Cost Lifeline Phone – Obamaphone