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Kevin Fagan, SFGate, titles “PUC set to OK free phones for homeless” and reports about a new program to give free mobile phones to homeless and other poor people.
Homeless and other poor people in California are on track to soon get virtually free cell phones and service so they can keep in touch with family, potential employers and others crucial to improving their lives.
The cell phones would be handed out through a federally funded Lifeline program – already operated by service provider Assurance Wireless in 36 other states – that is likely to win final approval in the next couple of weeks from the California Public Utilities Commission.
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What do you think? Are mobile phones an effective mean for inclusion of people on the edge of society?