If you’ve lost your job, or are struggling to make ends meet, you are probably looking for ways to cut costs. Getting rid of your cell phone is one option.
However, times have changed, and it’s necessary to have a phone so that you can stay informed about job opportunities. If you already have a landline, then you can probably dispense with the cell phone. If not, you need to have some way to keep in contact with prospective employers.
Fortunately, there is help for those who qualify. The FCC LifeLine Assistance program was originally started to help people pay their landline bills. Now that has been expanded to include giving families who lack phone service, a free cell phone along with 250 free minutes per month.