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Navajo Nation households can sign up for $1 cell phones


Qualifying households on the Navajo Nation can sign up for cell phone service for $1 a month under a federally-subsidized plan.

Signups begin July 14-16 at the Shiprock Boys and Girls Club in Shiprock, New Mexico. Cellular One is providing a cell phone, two charges and 36 months of service for $36.

Two federal programs, Tribal Lifeline and Tribal Link-Up, are meant to increase phone service on reservations. The Navajo Nation has the lowest rate of telephone usage among tribes in the lower 48.

Get the Story:
Some Navajos may get cell phones for $1 a month (The Farmington Daily Times 7/8)

Relevant Links:
Indian Initiatives, FCC - http://www.fcc.gov/indians
The Digital Divide Network - http://www.digitaldividenetwork.org

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