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As of 2015, applying for an Obama phone and service requires meeting certain federal and state low-income requirements and qualifying for government assistance programs, such as food stamps, Medicaid and SSI. Upon qualification, applicants must apply for a phone with a cellphone carrier that covers


Those in need of a free or discounted cell phone and minutes should check with their state of residence for rules regarding phone assistance programs. Eligibility for a free or discounted phone or services is usually determined by eligibility to receive other benefits due to low income, such as food


While there are no "free Obama cell phones," the FCC provides programs for low-income and Tribal Lands residents to apply for partially-subsidized cell phones, in order to gain access to communications important for safety and getting a job. The subsidy programs go by the names Link-Up and Lifeline.


Requesting an Obama phone and service requires meeting certain low-income thresholds and qualifying for one of several government programs, such as food stamps and Medicaid. Applicants must then apply for a phone with a cellphone carrier that covers their location.


The name Obama refers to U.S. President Barack Obama, according to the White House. He is the 44th president, and he won both the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections to serve two terms as president.


Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961, making him 54 years old as of 2015. Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to an American mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya.


As of January 2015, a federal program subsidizing cellphone service for low-income people exists, however, it does not give free phones and was not created by the Barack Obama administration. The modern program is an extension of a program created by the Federal Communication Commission in 1984.


As of 2015, most Lifeline Assistance phone service providers allow minutes to be added by visiting that specific providers website and selecting the option to Add Minutes or Reload. Many phone service providers throughout the country offer Lifeline phones, sometimes colloquially known as "Obama phon


The Lifeline Assistance program, often called the "Obama phone" program, offers free cell phones and service to low-income Americans. Eligibility varies from state to state, but those who qualify for low-income programs, such as Medicaid, SSI, SNAP or TANF, may receive a phone under the program.


The general process to apply for a phone online is to choose a carrier, go to the carrier's website, choose a phone and a plan and sign up. You can also apply for a free government phone through the Lifeline program if you cannot afford a monthly cell phone plan.