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Critics have rounded on a government plan that provides millions of poor Americans with free cell phones – calling the scheme a ‘waste’ in tough economic times.

Civil right? Assurance Wireless is just one company providing ‘free’ mobiles to the poor – paid for by mainstream bill payers

The $4 billion a year Universal Service Fund – which provides the poor, schools and library’s with free phones – is paid for by telecommunications companies.

via Are cell phones a civil right? Critics hit out at $4 billion a year plan for free mobiles | Mail Online.