"I got a new free phone, and you all should get one," Tiffany Boles said.
Thanks to Wireless For Hope, Tiffany was able to get a free cell phone without spending a penny.
Boles got her free LG phone at the Arthur Monday Center in Algiers on Tuesday.
The service includes free caller ID, call waiting, voice mail, 100 rollover minutes, long distance, and 911 service. There are no gimmicks, and you'll never recieve a monthly bill.
"Now I can get in touch with the people that I need to. It's a good thing," Boles said.
Wireless For Hope is a program which started in October 2010. The group gives out free cell phones to those with low incomes. It's part of the government's Lifeline program.
You can qualify if you're on a government assistance program like food stamps, federal public housing, supplemental security, or Medicaid.
Wireless For Hope currently gives out phones in Louisiana and Arkansas.
The program provides those in need with a free cell phone, 100 free minutes per month. Each month they get 100 new minutes, plus text messaging, and camera capabilities.
Ellie Falbo with Wireless For Hope said it gives those who need a phone the opportunity to save their money to pay for other necessary bills.
"When they genuinely thank us for something, that makes me happy," Falbo said.
In the past, Wireless For Hope has given out free phones at the 7th Ward Neighborhood Center, Just the right attitude food bank, and they've worked with Catholic Charities at the Sojourner Truth Center.
Falbo said they are looking to work with other organizations to plan future cell phone giveaways.
For more information call 1-855-HOPE-USA or email email@example.com.