Free Cell Phones, Courtesy Of Senator Kruger

It’s not sleigh-bells ringing this holiday season, but cell phones!

One of the most important things to have in the modern day is a phone. Yet with unemployment on the rise, many are finding it difficult to meet their monthly payments.

Well, as of December 14 that won’t be an issue anymore, thanks to State Senator Carl Kruger. He’s launching The Assurance Wireless Program (TAWP) which will provide qualified applicants with 200 minutes a month of free phone time from Virgin Mobil/Sprint. Those minutes come with no strings attached. No contract, no fees. Pretty nice deal if you ask us.

Funding for the TAWP comes from the Federal Universal Service Fund, a federal program that provides telecom services to low-income residents via the Lifeline Telephone Service Program.

If you already qualify for these acronyms, SSI, LIHEAP, NSLPFLP, TANF, FPHA, then you already qualify for TAWP. If you’re not a part of these programs, don’t worry. You still qualify if you’re making within 135% of the poverty level.

For more information on this program, or to sign up, visit Senator Kruger’s office at 2201 Avenue U on December 14 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Senator is holding a special “Assurance Wireless Communications Day” to help constituents sign up. If you can’t make it on that day, don’t worry. You can call 718-743-8610 any day, all you have to do is borrow a phone first…