Our buddy and frequent Hayride contributor Mike Bayham was driving around in New Orleans a couple days ago and saw the scene you see at the top. He said he took that pic on the corner of Claiborne and Franklin, which is more or less in the hood, in front of a Subway place in a strip mall.
Another pic so you can see what they were offering at that tent…
SAFELINK WIRELESS® service is a program for Income eligible households provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc. In order to participate in the SAFELINK WIRELESS® service, persons must meet certain eligibility requirements set by each State where the service is to be provided. These requirements are based on a person’s participation in a state or Federal support programs or by meeting the Income Poverty Guidelines as defined by the U.S. Government. SAFELINK WIRELESS® service is limited to one person per household.
TracFone Wireless is America’s largest “No-Contract” cellular service provider in the U.S. with over 18.8 million subscribers. TracFone Wireless is a subsidiary of América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. (‘AMX’) (BMV: AMX; NYSE: AMX; Nasdaq: AMOV; LATIBEX: XAMXL), the 5th largest cell phone company in the world and the largest in all of the Americas with more than 236 million wireless subscribers. América Móvil has been named ‘Technology Hot 100’ company by Business Week for the past two years in a row.
TracFone Wireless’ formula for success is simple – exclusive focus on prepaid cell phones and service. Unlike most prepaid providers, TracFone Wireless does not require its customers to enter into a service contract. TracFone Wireless customers enjoy the freedom TracFone has to offer – No Bills, No Contracts, No Surprises – you are in control. Prepaid is all TracFone Wireless does and with over 18.8 million subscribers, TracFone Wireless does it better than anybody else.
TracFone is owned by that Carlos Slim dude, the Mexican bllionaire who bailed out the New York Times a while back. He’s gettin’ big coin from the Obamaphone program. And where his people are out tryin’ to hook up po’ people with Obamaphones, they’re doin’ Obama (and Mary Landrieu) a solid by puttin’ po’ people on the voter rolls.
Community organizin’, y’all.