There is a company that will give free phones and up to 250 min.. True. I got a postcard in the mail, but I can not recall the name of the company. It read like this: you can get a free cell phone IF you are TANF welfare, on food stamps, SSI, TANF( temp. assistance for needy families) school free lunches and etc. So, there is a way. I thought it was Sprint but whoever they are, I am sure many other companies will jump in for the money. Federal money. No bills with these phones. Just check around.