THE OBAMA PHONE - Our tax dollars paying for FREE CELL PHONES


This program was started in September 2009.

You can click on the link below to read more about "The Obama Phone."


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"SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers."

I didn't believe it, so I called the contact telephone number on the SafeLink site. I did not get a person, however sure enough if you go through the auto assistant like I did. If I qualify in this area's Zip Code i can get a free cell phone 68 free minutes and guaranteed no bills "ever."

This is like experiencing having been the victim of a "pick pocket bump" I did not feel it but Obama stuck his hand in my pocket, went in my wallet and took money out of it to pay for someone else cell phone. Amazing how Socialism works.
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What next from this administration? Who is going to pay for this, and how much will it cost? Are you ready to pay for this, like you did the ‘cash for clunkers’ tax dollar giveaway?
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  • ☆Warthog - PWCM - JLA☆ 2009/11/03 16:28:57
    ☆Warthog - PWCM - JLA☆
    It's all about buying votes.

    You give a phone here, some free healthcare there, and amnesty for illegals. What have you done? Built millions of Democrats.

    You have purchased millions of voters. Voters = Power.

    Nobody ever said that this administation doesn't know how to play the game. Chicago Style.

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  • Vic & Kim S 2012/10/24 01:43:12
    Vic & Kim S
    I disagree with several. Money is being taken out of my pocket, every time I pay my cell phone bill. It's unfortunate that you are in your current situation, but it is costing me money. Plus the "Obama phone" add doesn't help sell the program.
  • Master 2012/02/13 04:31:28
    I get 250 minutes a month myself. It is a life saver since I AM DISABLED and not able to work. I'm thankful for this. I use it for talking to my doctors mainly and an occasional short chat with family members in the state I'm originally from.
  • Master Master 2012/02/13 04:49:25
    And yes they are free minutes I don't have to pay for. Because of the fact I can't work. Whoever doesn't like it can get over it.
  • hi 2011/11/05 22:50:14
    how can we order obama phone?
  • kj 2011/01/02 22:12:24
    u people must not know how to read. how many times have people told u and showed u that it is not funded by the gov. so relax no one is stealing money out of ur pocket to pay for a cell phone with 68 minutes on it.ever try to call a dr. and ur put on hold how many minutes are eaten up? there are no more pay phones where i live. and i am putting my self through school and am a single parent that may need to get a call from the school about my child.or have to call emergency care for someone. lets see u live with 68 minutes.i have no money for a cell phone they cost too much and they are called SAFELINK safety!!!! as for a drug dealer they can afford a better phone than you. and once again NO money is coming out of ur pocket. god forbid u ever find yourself down and out and havent a phone to give a potential employer a number u can kiss that job good by.how can one without a job get one to better themselves without a phone, or that u are in need in any way. not everyone is as fortunate as u r Ed. let the poor stay poor right? turn ur back on ur mankind? and once again since u still dnt get it it is not funded by the gov. non of ur precious money goes to the phone that helps many. i know this was talked about along time ago but i got fired up and had to say a few things
  • Master kj 2012/02/13 04:41:20
    I get 250 minutes a month myself. I'm thankful for it considering i can't work because of Multiple health problems. It's keeps me in touch with my Doctors. I just started going to college last month but, i can only go part time under a pale grant. I take 3 classes a week and barely able to keep up with that.
  • Graf Cackle 2010/11/21 16:41:27
    Graf Cackle
    you Americans are nuts. Has it ever occurred to any of you that by being conned into cutting each others throats every day in some social-darwinian competitive dystopia, you're sending your country down the gurgler, and American global hegemony into the garbage bin of history.

    Surely more people able to use phones is good for business, and isn't it supposed to be that what's good for business is good for America? Does the US military operate on a user-pays basis? Don't your taxes pay for, among other things, the imprisonment of 2% of the men in the US, with much of that money going to private corporations with a vested interest in ever greater levels of imprisonment, and who, going along with the general tenor of corporate operations in the states, elevate the non-payment of taxes to the level of a guiding principal, shifting that burden onto you. The rich seceded from the US 20 years ago, now they're only citizens when they need your help. That's something to complain about.

    Besides, giving $2 trillion of public funds to bank shareholders is not socialism. You'd be better off with an Obama who, in some parallel universe, was a socialist.
  • Ed Graf Ca... 2010/11/22 19:15:10 (edited)
  • annette 2010/02/17 22:08:27
    i am not sure when a cell phone became a right. i jokingly told my husband next they will be giving out dog food stamp cards for those who can not afford a dog but deserve to have one
  • Master annette 2012/02/13 04:55:58
    It's for people that can't afford a land line or a cell phone that has health problems that keeps them from working so they can be in contact with Doctors and Doctors can be in contact with them. I wish people like you would come down with half the health problems I have so you will see and feel what it is like to be struggling on a daily basis not to die!!!!
  • Robert 2010/01/07 18:01:10 (edited)
    First and formost this program was passed in congress back in September 2008 before Obama was even elected. Not Sept 2009 as you suggest. Take a good read of snopes o get all the fact before you go spreading your BS. Here is a link. http://www.snopes.com/politic... Here is a link this guy did not want to post Read this and you will see that the guy who wrote this is full of BS. www.safelinkwireless.com/Enro...
  • Robert Robert 2010/08/19 18:31:04
  • Vic &am... Robert 2012/10/24 01:58:18
    Vic & Kim S
    It was actually passed in 1984 during the Reagan administration, expanded in 96 under Clinton and it's cullular service in 2008 under Bush. It is funded By the Universal Service Fund that is paid for by fees tagged on to your monthly phone bill. The FCC does not require your provider pass the cost n to you, but most do.

    If you, or members in your household are, receiving ANY ONE the following benefits you automatically qualify for the Lifeline program. Those interested in the program must have an income of less than 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. (For example in the 48 Contiguous States and D.C the income level is $22,350 per year for a family of four.)

    Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    Supplemental Security Income – commonly known as SSI
    Health Benefit Coverage under Child Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)
    The National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program.
    Low-Income Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP
    Federal Public Housing Assistance ( Section 8 )
    If you are a low-income Eligible Resident of Tribal Lands
    Temporary Assistance to Needy Families – TANF

    Lots of people qualify for them, but anyone with a phone bill pays for them. I just wonder what the phone company would say if we refused to pay the fee?
  • Cam 2009/12/31 04:06:53
    The safelink phones have nothing to do with Obama. They are provided by tracfone and have been around before Obama was even in office. People are mislabeling the safellink product for something it is not. People need to get their facts straight.
  • Ed Cam 2009/12/31 18:26:41
    Safelink "wireless" is new, not the same program from Ronald Reagan era to be used for emergency by the elderly and disabled to be able to dial 911 etc.

    Please read on
  • TeamUSA 2009/12/14 17:46:35
    These phones with Safelink are NOT Obama phones. This program actually started before Obama even came into office. I support Safelink completely! It is helping those in need to get back on their feet. How can people feel so strongly against helping this country?
  • Ed TeamUSA 2009/12/15 04:47:41
    DejaVu, read on, im tired of answering the same question
  • liveSTRONG 2009/12/01 05:54:46
    From what i understand, the program is funded by Telecom fees. I believe it is one of the cell phone fees we pay, but am not 100% sure. I know for a fact, it was started prior to Obama even being elected and is NOT funded by tax dollars. Its a pretty basic program that has great benefits. I mean, it helps individuals who cannot afford cellular devices to own a phone for emergencies and the such. I think its a great program with a lot of potential of doing good. Definitely check it out. I am doing reseasrch on it for a project for school so I am learning as I go.
  • Ace5 2009/11/30 02:41:36
    The plan has nothing to do with Obama and started before his adminstration. All those people hating the program cause of Obama, sorry to burst your buble. The program is ran by tracfone and lifeline pays for the phones.
  • Ed Ace5 2009/11/30 13:17:35
    Sorry, different program the one you're talking about was for land lines to give access to 911 & MD's for the elderly and disabled, this program is for wrlfare people to have cell phones, try again?
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