Debunking One at a Time the Myths Regarding Assurance Wireless
Like any offer that is significantly advantageous compared to the similar programs available on the market, Assurance Wireless, a service of Lifeline Assistance consisting of mobile plans targeted towards clients with lower incomes, is surrounded by myths, some close to the truth, others with no connection with reality. Here are the most popular five myths and the truth related to them.
It is impossible for any service to offer free cell phones, there must be a catch somewhere!
This misconception comes from the fact that most of the mobile operators and manufacturers have extremely high prices for their products and services, which leads the consumer to believe that, when an offer significantly more convenient appears, it must hide some hidden costs or disadvantages. In the case of the Lifeline Assistance service under discussion, the assumption is completely false, since countless people in need have benefited from it, and only those who did not qualify were denied the free phones and minutes.
It is the phone of Barack Obama
Due to the numerous social protection measures taken at his initiative or during his leadership, the US President is accused in this particular case of paying for the phones of the American citizens with low or no income without taking into account the economic factors. But, the reality is that Assurance Wireless was started long before the Obama was elected, the initial plans drawn in 1984 aiming to reduce the costs of communication in the rural areas, where the expenses were rather high compared to the urban areas.
Tax money is wasted on this social program
The last years were shadowed by discussions regarding the poor management of the budget and the irrational spending of the money on social security measures and on supporting citizens with low income in order to influence their voting decisions. Lifeline Assistance was not excluded from these discussions either, but the truth is that this organization and its programs have never benefited from governmental funding. Its activity is funded by the telecommunication companies that contribute with a certain amount to the Universal Service Fund, the main source of financing for the companies providing free phones and the Lifeline Services.
These social programs contribute to the decline of the US
As many other programs meant to help poor citizens, Assurance Wireless is considered by some a free gift for those who are less fortunate. But, in reality, it is a lot more than that: it covers their basic communication needs and, even more, it makes sure that everyone has access to emergency medical or security services. As stated at www.PhoneServices.us these programs typically only provide 250 free minutes a month. That isn’t a whole lot of time after all.
Free programs are just a method to spy on the citizens
After the terrorist attacks from the 11th of September 2001, lots of suspicions were raised regarding communication companies and government programs. Assurance Wireless it is one of the least possible means of communication for terrorist groups due to the poor security of the lines and to the low funding. Considering the huge number of people benefiting from this program, the government would have to hire hundreds of people in order to keep track of the calls and listen to the conversations.