Free cell phones for low-income Ohioans

Jun 8, 2012

760-thousand low income Ohioans are enrolled in a plan allowing them to get free cell phones. The Lifeline Program is funded with fees paid by telephone companies, which are often passed on to wireless consumers. The idea is to make sure people regardless of income have access to affordable telephone communication. The participating companies decide what types of phones and services will be offered. Public Utilities Commission of Ohio spokesperson Matt Butler talks about it with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles.