poor http://kvpr.org en Free Cell Phone Service Coming for Poor Californians http://kvpr.org/post/free-cell-phone-service-coming-poor-californians <p></p><p>As early as next year, 1.5 million Californians could be eligible for 250 free cell phone minutes, and 250 free text messages a month. Assurance Wireless, an arm of mobile giant Sprint, will provide the service through the federally-funded Lifeline program.&nbsp;</p><p>That program is currently limited to land lines in California. Assurance Wireless spokesman Jack Pflanz says the addition of cell phone service has made a huge difference to people in 36 other states where it’s been adopted.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:41:51 +0000 Julie Small 8618 at http://kvpr.org Free Cell Phone Service Coming for Poor Californians