With the economy in the shape that it’s in, it’s clear that a lot of families are struggling. In an effort to help these people, mobile carrier Sprint has program that offers free wireless service to those who are unemployed or have a low-income. The program is called Assurance Wireless, and it gives eligible participants a free cell phone and 250 minutes each month.
Jack Pflanz, a spokesperson with Sprint, told us that the company hopes the program will help people in need communicate with potential employers and find jobs. Assurance Wireless is currently available in 31 states and is expected to expand further.
For those that do not qualify for Assurance Wireless, Sprint also offers another service called payLo by Virgin Mobile. This service is for value-conscious wireless consumers and offers a prepaid phone with rates as low as $0.20 per minute.