I sort of have a job, but it is extremely low paying and I am also going to school full time. So my current financial situation is quite unsatisfactory. I want to get a government subsidized cell phone plan now that I have learned that it is possible, but I am not sure that I will be able to qualify. One of my friends is on Financial Aid and her family is not at all well off, so she has a free government subsidized cell phone service from Assurance Wireless. It is not like my situation is the same as her situation, my family might be described as middle class I suppose. However they are not in a position where they can help me out because of a lot of other stuff that is going on in our family. It is not like I can not scrape by with what I have, but any money that I could save would be extremely happy.
At any rate if I qualify I would get a free phone along with 250 free voice minutes and 250 texts every month. That would be plenty of texts for me if I were not deliberately looking to use them up. In fact I could probably use the texts instead of the voice minutes a lot. I never thought that much about how many minutes I do use, but of course I have a boyfriend and a lot of friends so I probably use a lot more 250 minutes. However that could be addressed by getting a pay as you go phone too. I could get one of those TracFones with triple minutes and use it when I was out of free minutes. Of course this only does me any good if I can figure out how to qualify for assistance.