"That person on wellfare/whatever can't REALLY be poor -- they have a cell phone!"
Cheapest landline I can find around here: $45/month, with long-term contract. Most are closer to $60.
Cell phone data plan with unlimited text and talk, worldwide, and 500 mb of web: $50/month, no contract.
We SHOULD be saying, "That person can't REALLY be poor -- they can afford to not have a cell phone!"
The whole "cell phones are for rich people" stopped being true in the 20th century.