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Choosing a Wireless Phone Service Provider

Choosing a wireless phone provider and plan that suits your needs is not an easy task. There are numerous providers in Maine, all with different rates, terms, and coverage, and their plans are not easily compared. The first way to narrow down the choices is to determine how much you will use your mobile phone. How Many Minutes? If you will be using less than 150 minutes of airtime per month, a pay-as-you-go or prepaid plan will probably be cheaper than a contract more...

Free and Low Cost Phone Services

*The purpose of this page is to inform you of the options available. PTLA does not endorse or critique any of these services.  You may want to check with reliable consumer sites before signing on with a wireless company.  Free and Low-Cost Cell Phones Safelink Wireless is providing eligible, low-income Mainers with free cell phones. The phone plan includes 68 monthly minutes, unlimited access to 911, voicemail, call waiting, call more...

Identifying and Protecting Against Cell Phone Scams

We’ve all learned how to deal with telemarketers and how to avoid scams that come through our landlines.  But cell phones pose a new challenge.  Unlike landlines, cellphone numbers aren’t listed in any public directory like a phone book.  We often take it for granted that any call or text we receive is from a trusted source, since the only people that have our number are the ones we choose to give it to.  It’s for this reason that your cell phone number i more...

Telephone Assistance Programs: Lifeline and Link-Up

This program gives discounted phone rates to people who get public assistance (TANF, SSI, Medicaid, Food Supplements, LIHEAP, or Emergency Assistance). more...