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Crisis is Handing Out 2,500 Free Phones to Homeless People

Smartphones are one of the things crappy people choose to pick on when they have a go at the homeless, claiming they "can't be that desperate" if they can "afford an iPhone." Obviously, this completely ignores the fact that online access is an essential part of survival now (could you find your way to a homeless charity or shelter in a massive city without the internet? Doubt it), the fact that the phones are often old and out of security updates (a risk to already-vulnerable people) and that they're often donated by people who wouldn't be seen dead with an iPhone 4 in 2020.

Hopefully, a new scheme announced by the charity Crisis will go some way to ending this undeserved criticism, although changing their opinions in the light of new information is not something right-wing types are known for.

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