Residents of the state of North Carolina are eligible for free prepaid cell phone service thru a little know government sponsored program called Lifeline.
TracFone.com is the first prepaid cell phone provider to open a program to meet the needs of those who are eligible for this program.
TracFone.com’s program is called Safelink, under this program if you are at a certain income level and live in North Carolina, you can receive free cell phone service. Currently most people who have applied for Safelink are actually paying 50% of the plan cost and the government is paying the rest. I believe the amount you pay is based on your income.
Currently Tracfone is the only provider with a program, but Virgin Mobile plans on rolling out a similar program this coming summer.
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Tara Tiemann is a credit analyst for www.go-prepaid.com which has been a resource site for people who want to live debt free. If you are on a budget using prepaid debit cards, pre paid credit cards and prepaid cell phone service can save you big money!