Discussion in 'Current Events' started by pete, Nov 2, 2009.
This must be a joke
No it's not a joke. Now Obama wants to give the poor folks a phone. Just another way to keep the poor, poor.
A little more of an explanation would be appreciated, as I dont follow links that I dont recognize.
SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers.
What does one even say about this kind of fuckin' bullshit? I'm literally at a loss for words.
I would only be in favor of this for emergency use only (911)...and even that would be a stretch.
if a cell phone has power, it will connect a 911 call whether or not the phone is subscribed to a wireless provider. many police depts and other organizations collect old cell phones to distribute to abuse victims and others.
Basic 911 rules require wireless service providers to:
transmit all 911 calls to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), regardless of whether the caller subscribes to the providers service or not.
If your wireless phone is not initialized (meaning you do not have a contract for service with a wireless service provider), and your emergency call gets disconnected, you must call the emergency operator back because the operator does not have your telephone number and cannot contact you.
Wireless 911 Services
Interesting, I wasn't aware of that, and also think it's a good policy.
It's times like these I'm glad I pay taxes so that people who do not want to work for a living can have a cell phone.
it's a great policy, imo. when my kids were old enough to go places locally by themselves, like the playground, i gave them old cell phones so they could make emergency calls.
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