Modern smartphones are incredible feats of engineering and technology, but they have also risen in price by as much as $ 1,000 or more, putting them out of reach for many people.
To that end, Google has partnered with affordable broadband provider Q Link Wireless to offer the all-new Pixel 6a at a hefty discount to low-income families across the country. The smartphone will be available for just $ 250 to eligible customers, hundreds of dollars less than the suggested retail price.
As a bonus, the two organizations are also launching a tablet for just $ 10, but the exact model is unknown.
To qualify for this discount, you must be enrolled in a federal program that lowers the price of the Internet service, such as Lifeline or the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). It is through these programs that Q Link Wireless operates, offering Internet and telephone service for those in need.
“This phone will arrive in the hands of a future scientist in a destroyed house, in the hands of a young manufacturer with dreams bigger than him, or perhaps even in the hands of the future president,” wrote a Q Link Wireless representative.
It has long been shown that households with incomes of less than $ 30,000 per year have reduced access to new technologies. About forty percent of these families do not have broadband services, laptops or home computers.
Also, most low-income Americans don’t own a tablet. Each of these technologies is common in households above that annual income metric.
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