Federal officials announced plans to give away phones in a bid to boost the economy.
In the first half of next year, officials hope to hand out about $15 billion worth of cell phones.
Federal agencies have been working on this for a few years now, but they have been trying to put a price tag on the program.
Now they want to give out phones that will last up to a year.
The phones are to be hand-delivered to the departments by Federal Reserve agents.
The Fed agents will hand them out to government employees who need them.