posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 03:26 AM
Ok, first off, those 1 dollar phones cost more than a dollar a month to have...mine is about 6 dollars because i still have to pay applicable FCC
taxes and taxes from the carrier and blah blah blah..so its not really a dollar.
2nd, I pay taxes like most everybody else, but understand, this would be the only thing I qualify for under my income..I DO NOT qualify for public
assistance or food stamps...im afraid im not dirt poor enough as it would seem to get those free gimmes.
3rd, a free phone is much better than forkin over 200. + dollars for something that only cost 20 bucks to make in the first place so i wont loose
sleep at night and neither should you. Communication is important for families this day and age and that is what it was intended for. BTW I dont have
the net or apps on this phone, just calls and text...thats all the program allows. If you want more you have to pay for it.
4th, The gov cannot obtain any info directly from the provider, they have to get a warrant like everybody else. It would be easier for them to glean
any info from your phone with wireless intercept devices like phony call towers than it would for them to go through a court process anyway.
5th, Im not a couch potato, i work my ass off as does my spouse. Problem is we are middle-middle class. Which means we can barely make enough to stay
afloat, but we make too much to qualify for any welfare related programs. You literally have to be near homeless or in a rural area where i live to
get it. Or you have to be a lazy fat white chick with 43 kids from 9 different daddies all of the hip hop persuasion to get the states teet to suck on
for your 5 year vacation. So do not assume that you can throw everyone in the same bucket and call it a day. Its a little more socially complicated
I pay my bills, I pay my taxes, Im not on welfare, and I work for a living....what more do you want? I use a program designed to make family
communication better......mostly because im not a sucker whos gonna normally pay 200 bucks for a cheap chinese piece of crap...or get butt rumped by a
local communication company who likes to monopolize the area and charge you up the anus just for a service that should be more reasonable. So
yea....gots me my dollar phone.....sue me....