*gifted me an iPod
*iPod (not iPad)
Phone-less Welfare Recipient
Having a hard-lined phone is not the same as having a cell phone, especially if you have severe medical issues, as my child does (one reason I am now on "welfare"). I need to be able to do really fun things in my life such as doctor visits, grocery shopping, doctor visits, school IEP meetings, doctor visits, bank trips, doctor visits, and trips to the hospital. When I'm out and my child is in school, I need to be able to receive calls from the school (nurse, teachers, psychologist, etc.) and calls from medical office and medical suppliers.
Now, with what I've got going on, I, too, have a Skype number. Allow me to explain that a Skype number is not a PHONE, but an internet number--you do not need a phone to have one. Here is an increasingly less-than-rare example scenario: I go to the library thrice a week for computer access and check my email to see that I have Skype messages; I check them. I find a way to call back those necessary, perhaps even going to mom's place (she has a hard line phone still, as she's old fashioned that way ;-) ). Also, to be honest, years ago someone gifted am an (2nd generation) iPod. This iPod has the Skype app on it, so that, when it nabs some wifi (for those interested, Target has free wifi), I can see I missed calls. I cannot call out on this iPad, but it is still very useful.
The point is that not everyone is scamming the taxpayers (an estimated 3% do). I worked 80-120 hours per week for years and paid plenty of taxes. I DO feel guilt for now having to receive help, even though, logically I should not, as I would never have begrudged others help when I didn't need it--it's what the system is for. The harsh judgmental attitudes of others doesn't help (but that's my issue, and I'm working on not caring what others think of me--especially when they're ignorant of my life's details).
Please try to not judge others. You do not now their journey, and you have your own to attend. If you'd like to fight for social/economic reform (tax, law, justice, charity, etc.), then do so. We the People are given that right. But, please do consider the possibility that, generally speaking, people are doing their best--even if such is not good enough in your eyes or theirs.
Why are we talking about this
you're not even worth my time.
Alot of people that get free phones from the goverment can't work, f****ng jack***.
People like you are whats wrong with this country.
25 years of Employment
I worked for 25 years, often 2 jobs, and now I am disabled. I do not have a phone from this system, but I get calls from this phone number . Not all people that are low income are lazy or expecting the gov't to pay my way. You need to open your eyes!!!
I am getting calls from 877-243-1042 and 951-943-6369 at 2:30 A.M. on this new Assurance cell phone I just got. And am pissed about it because I have NOT given put my number to ANY ONE as yet.
My question is who the F**K are these people and keep getting calls that are in Mexican too, sorry I don't speak that languish.
This country would be a whole lot better without you.
completely useless argument
this is a completely useless arguement motivated by the unknowing and the knowing. As a disabled person I am aware of the difficulty of maintaining steady employment. I also know that I was retrained and the USA takes the majority of my paycheck before I could no longer work then the USA takes my disability for the same debt. The Native American Indians say Unless you have walked in my moccasins do not say you know what I am going through. I paid taxes many years but a person only gets 10 yrs. So, the complaining persons need to relook at their lives and wonder what happens when they need asst. because I can assure you one day it will happen to you. If not, God bless you.
It is Assurance Wireless
They are one of the 3 carriers for the government phone for the poor. The are a regular phone company. If you get government assistance, Medical or other qualifying government assistance you can get a free phone. You can get 250 minuets and 250 text per month paid for by the government. You must have proof your being on a government assistance program. You need to send them copies of proof to get the phone and when you get it the government will send you a pink envelope to send them another proof and form. You need to send in proof and forms to both the phone company and the government. You get the phone free for one month until all the forms are in. It is a pay as you go if you go over and it is a cheap phone unless you want to upgrade.
I called the number back and got the recording form the company. It directed me to all departments and was professional. It is the company phone number.
All of you jerks that say they don't answer are lying. You really need not post a reply. I don't have a thing to do with the company. I am on disability and have one of the free phones through them.
Most of you need to get professional and then get a life. Such stupid reviews by complete Idiots. !
Great company. Part of the Virgin Phone company. The own the hotel chain and air lines as well.
Bloody hell to all of you fools.
got a message from assurance wireless to contact assurance wireless . com/terms to view what do i need to do i tried contacting on line and failed to contact.can you help me on this message
Way To Stand Up For The Disabled!
Bet if that Byatch knew that I served in U.S. Military
for 16 years and became "Physically Incapacitated"
due to gunfire received in spine and shrapnel in my legs
defending a country that allows Bimbos like her the freedom
to sip Latte's and shop at Neiman Marcus for her goochi purse,
and now I can't even hold my own c*** to take a piss, but I can
Call someone on the free government
Phone like her to come hold it for me!
you're an ignorant a**, and driven by absolute meanness, plain and simple
This number calls cell phone daily. No message. Came on this site to find out who was (continues to) call. Now I know. I certainly was not expecting a nasty, argumentative discussion on who is deserving and who needs to be eliminated from the planet! Please, everyone...take a nice deep breath, and be grateful for whatever in life makes you happy. Peace!
"omg ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, i am paying for a lazy person < putting it mildly , to get a cell phone ? can they not get a job and work to get one them selfs ? why should we < the working class < have to pay for cell phones for these types of ppl ??? ffs our gov , grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr get with it !!!!! omg"
I started working and paying taxes in 1960 ... I think I have MORE than paid for this service and since I have had several strokes and am now disabled, on a fixed income, and can no longer work nor afford the exorbitant rates most cell phone providers charge, I think it's fair that I should be able to have this phone service....
6:25pm June 20, 2013 called, NO idea WHO this number is. I AM ON THE DO NOT CALL LIST....NATIONAL registry....Trying to sleep.....early wake up time....NO message left.. IDK what else to say. I am TIRED......!!!
They keep calling me. I do not answer. I am on the Do Not Call list
I'm sorry that I was born with debilitating diseases and have been unable to keep a job since I was only 22 years old. I am sorry that all my family is deceased and unable to support me. I am sorry that my only way to keep in touch with my many doctors is with a free government phone. But most of all I am sorry that you assume that every one with one of these phone is a leach!
Bread whiner, you choose to live in this country with the system that we have. If you spent more time coping with it than whining about it we would all be better off. Now, go back to your TV set, turn it to ANY channel other than FOX and pay your taxes so decent poor people can eat and multi-billion dollar subsidies can be given to oil companies that don't need the cash.
Absolutely .. nobody makes you answer a call when you don't recognize the number.
We have caller i.d., shows up on our t.v. If there is an 800 number, I do NOT answer the call but let the answering machine catch it. If the caller wants to waste their time/money, & NOT leave an audable message, then I do NOT do call-backs! You called me, not the other way around.
My mentally challenged brother made a poor judgement decision by calling Virgin Mobile, & somehow got stuck w/someone @ Virgin going to send him the paperwork for a free cell fone. He didn't understand what the offer was, all he heard was "free". That plan wouldn't work for him anyway. & that program wants way to much personal info for my liking!
He can afford a cell, & his plan, but, now we keep getting 'bot' calls, which i will NOT answer/return!
Hopefully, Virgin will get tired of calling, & not getting a responce.
Please thank you husband for his sacrifices, & helping us to enjoy some freedoms.
As to your comment, we are not all lazy, taking people. My brother is disabaled b/c of mental illness, no fault of his own. I am disabled as well, thru' no fault of mine, but, b/c of a couple of accidents. Disability is non-discriminating, & can, & does happen to all ages, races, economic backgrounds.
I worked from the time I was 14 until I became disabled, over 50 yrs. paid my taxes, & volunteered in my children's schools, donated to charities, etc. Worked very hard doing what is still considered "men's work" .. construction, painting, roofing, carpentry. My choice, better money. Supported (roof, food, clothes) my children(b/c their dead-beat dad wouldn't) & taught them to get as much education as possible. No, I couldn't afford to pay for their college, they made good grades, & earned scholarships. One can, & possibly will .. loose their wealth, looks, & health, but, education is never lost or taken from a person. We will always have the 'takers' on this earth, it goes w/civilization. Ours is not a perfect world, & it will be a long time before it is, if ever.
My brother, & I would be starving, begging, or God forbid, possibly stealing, if it weren't for the below poverty level food stamps we do get. Whenever our ssa/ssi is increased, we loose the same or more amount in foodstamps. The food stamp program hasn't been upgraded since the 70's & is woefully under alotted. You try to eat nutriciously/economically on less than $150. a mo. in food alottment! Thank goodnes, I'm in better health than my brother, & don't need medications.
I have a land-line as well as a cell, I use whenever I leave my residence to shop for groceries. My plan is a 90 day top-up deal, which saves me a bundle of money. My brother has enu'f left over from his allowance after helping me financially, to afford a cell fone monthly plan. He spends a lot of time texting his few friends, & our younger brother. This is his way of coping w/life. If he's happy, then I'm happy.
So, if older people, who have contributed much to your way of living, I mite add, & still have much to contribute to the younger gen., are takers, & should be put to sleep, let's see how you feel about that should you be blessed to be our ages, w/grown children, many beautiful grandchildren, & even great-grands I'm so blessed to have! I hope to live at least another 30 yrs., just to be able to wonder at all the wonderful things that are taking place on our planet. Yes, the bad, along w/all the good.
Again, thank your other half for his unselfish contributions, & yours for being w/o his company.
Perhaps, maam, you should take a harder look at those whom you are putting in the capital of our country's congress, & senate, as well as your own home state.
May you live a safe, well, & happy life.
No ones business
You cannot even spell Complaint, so that goes to show you that you are not smart enough to do it.
Do like I do, if I do the know the number I do not answer it, I than do *60 on my phone and block the number.
No one is making you answer the phone.
No ones business
none of your business
WOW since when do they have greaters at GOODWILL.
You do not work you just want someone to feel sorry for your mental issues, who cares about your hip and broken bones not our problem.
What does someone MOM have to do with it.
Maybe someone needs to slap your mama for having a idiot for a child but of course if your MOM needed one because I know you would not take care of her, there would not be a issue now would there be. being so judgemental about people.
You get a job with your broken self.
What a idiot another waste of life.
No ones business
Maybe you need to move if you can see thugs out side when you got out your door, no one has made you live whwew you do.
Not everyone that has one is doing drugs deals, maybe your drugs did not come on time when you needed them. maybe you need to look in your own back yard before you dish others.
Your husband must not care to much about you making you live in a thug area. What a man "NOT"
maybe your husband is using you to live in a Thug area with drugs I guess it will not be hard for you to get your drugs since they are right outside your door.
Plus alot of senior citzens get them also because they only get so much money a month to try and make it.
So I guess dear ole grandma and grandpa are dealing drugs.
The Tea party Taliban just wants poor people dead. Why not admit it and implement the final solution?
Fed up !
Your statement ,"At least it is going for something good now"....what a joke..Yet another hand out for those that already have their hand out for free food(FOOD STAMPS) and free state medical coverage ! Having a cell phone is NOT A LIFE NECESSITY! Hard working people do not owe this to people who do not pull their own weight in society. I can look out my front door and see 3 thugs using their "babies mommas" ASSURANCE WIRELESS HAND OUT PHONE making drug deals. Yet another program that gets taken advantage of by criminals.The government does not give my 30 yr active duty husband a free phone for serving them!!!! I agree with Senior Citizen in that we do not get to opt out of the "lifeline" program so it is the Gov. stealing it in an underhanded way..
IT IS A CALL FROM ASSURANCE WIRELESS. IT IS A FREE PHONE FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T AFFORD A CELL PHONE FOR EMERGENCIES. GREAT COMPANY!! ESPECIALLY FOR DISABLED AND ELDERLY
It is from Assurance Wireless. I ordered a free phone and they just want to confirm I received the phone.
eat teabaggers next election
oh ... i'm sorry! I thought this was to find out who's calling me! not get political views of moronic people. If you don't want to pay into the system get rid of your phone! and they can't take it out with your phone bill. BUNCH OF f'n whiny beeches.
This is just another f****ng scam. Block the goddamn number and stop worrying about these lowlife trailer park trash piece of s*** b*****ds.