Anyone who makes less than $14,702 and lives in California is entitled to a free cell phone under a federally funded program.
Click here to read all about it on the San Francisco Chronicle’s website, SFGate.
“Homeless people will now be able to confirm shelter openings without walking miles and potentially missing out on beds,” the newspaper’s website reports.
Reservations at the homeless shelter? Is there going to be limo pickup, too?
A friend emailed me the link with this to say about it: “As I am watching the local California news, shortly after the gloom warnings to air travelers, about the long security lines, less TSA agents due to the sequester… They announce this great new plan for homeless: Free cell phones with 250 minutes of talk time and 250 free text messages !”
He’s, of course, old enough to remember when only the 1% had cell phones. Times have apparently changed. Luxuries have become necessities.