“Free” phones?

Dear Editor:

We received two form letters yesterday mailed from Portland, Ore., advising us that we may qualify for a “free” cellular phone. This offer also included “free” texting and we could select from three different plans with “free” long distance, “free” roaming and multiple other “free” benefits.

It even had a place where you could be referred for “free” service by a friend. It went on to say that we could get a “free” cell phone if we had an annual income of over $52,000.  In the fine print it went on to say that this was a federal program, in other words, it is taxpayer funded. Need I say more?

Gary D. Weathers
New Albany