If you live in one of the states below, you may qualify. I do not, though I can see where a cell phone would come in handy. I have a TracPhone myself, but keep relatively few units on it. I use it for:
* Business: The daycare children’s parents can call me when they are out of school or work to see where to pick up their children. This saves them gas, and me from rushing around so much with a bunch of children in tow. We can go to the playground, and their parents can pick them up there.
2. For me and Zowie: We each have a TracPhone with relatively few units. We text each other, mostly. She walks to the city bus pick-up. The bus has undesirable people (Not all of them, but it is not 100% safe).She goes here and there for her education (we homeschool) sometimes walking 4 miles or more on her own in a day. We are both so busy! I always know where she is. If either of us has a question, we can get the answer right off, which helps us with scheduling. If she has an emergency, I know. She actually does have a pretty severe medical condition that she has many problems with, and sometimes spends more time at the hospital than anywhere else.
It really does come in handy for us, but we can only afford units occasionally. Everyone knows to state their business, get their answer and hang up quickly.
It sure would be nice if this was in my area.
D. of Columbia
Have a nice day!