Free Cell Phones for the Homeless

Free Cell Phones for the Homeless
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If you are homeless and living in Fresno (or anywhere in California), you are probably eligible to receive a free cell phone as part of a program run by the state Public Utilities Commission. If you receive food stamps, Medicaid, earn less than $14,702 a year or are enrolled in one of several federal and state programs, you can apply to receive a free cell phone.

To apply for your free cell phone, visit the Web sites of Assurance Wireless (www.assurancewireless.com/) or Reach Out Wireless (www.reachoutmobile.com/).

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    The Community Alliance is a monthly newspaper that has been published in Fresno, California, since 1996. The purpose of the newspaper is to help build a progressive movement for social and economic justice.

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Robin Shushan
Robin Shushan
1 year ago

Hello, I would like to help the homeless people in my community by helping them get cell phones. I have used my own address to assist some people get “Obama phones” but this is unsustainable and the process requires the recipient hand over their ss#. There are many outdoor-living people who don’t have ss#s or won’t offer them. Is there a way I can phones into people’s hands through your organization?

MANUEL E SANTANA
MANUEL E SANTANA
1 year ago
Reply to  Robin Shushan

I would also like to know if this is possible, I work with the unhoused in Santa Clara.

Bob
Bob
7 months ago

I am homeless without a address. so how do I get a free Goverment [phone ?

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