Coincidence?...1 million Ohioans using free phone program

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    A program that provides subsidized phone service to low-income individuals has nearly doubled in size in Ohio in the past year — now covering more than a million people. At the same time, federal officials say they’re reining in waste, fraud and abuse in the program.

    Growth could cost everyone who owns a phone. The program is funded through the “Universal Service Fund” charge on phone bills — usually a dollar or two per bill — and the amount of the fee is determined by the cost of this and other programs


    The Federal Communications Commission announced recently that reforms have saved $43 million since January and are expected to save $200 million by year’s end. In Ohio, savings are expected to be $2.9 million a year.

    Compared to the first quarter of 2011, the number of people in the program nearly doubled to more than a million.

    http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/subsidized-cell-phone-program-nearly-doubles-in-oh/nRDqC/
     
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    "I am unable to have a cellphone and I need one for emergencies,” said Aliesa Azbill of Dayton, who is in a work training program at Community Action Partnership. She said the 250 free minutes she gets per month through SafeLink isn’t enough to use it for much more than emergencies."


    How many emergences does this person have?
     
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    Because there aren't enough threads about these phones already.


    You do know these free phones are not an "Obama program" right? And are not federally funded, right?
     
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    Are you stupid or can't read..or BOTH? Do you see what is highlighted in the initial post?

    Are there any pertaining to Ohio exclusively?
     
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