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Government Phone Assistance Federal Default States

Government Phone Assistance Federal Default States

| January 5, 2012

Most states provide a state-funded discounted government phone program. What this means is the state, in conjunction with the federal government, contribute to helping residents afford their telephone services. There are a few states, however, that do not have a state-funded program and rely strictly on the federal government to assist residents in obtaining discounted […]

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New York: Free and Discounted Phone Service

New York: Free and Discounted Phone Service

| October 18, 2011

New York residents who meet the eligibility criteria can sign up for free government cell phones through either Assurance Wireless, SafeLink Wireless and more recently Q Link Wireless. As of February 2012, ReachOut Wireless does not offer service in New York. Assurance, Q Link and SafeLink also ship free airtime units along with the cell […]

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Free and Discounted Phones in Indiana

Free and Discounted Phones in Indiana

| October 3, 2011

If you live in Indiana and meet the eligibility requirements, you can sign up to receive free government cell phones through either SafeLink Wireless or Assurance Wireless (as of this writing, ReachOut Wireless doesn’t offer free cell phones in Indiana). Each cell phone comes with free airtime. The amount of airtime varies depending on the […]

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Discounted and Free Government Phones in Missouri

Discounted and Free Government Phones in Missouri

| September 29, 2011

The Lifeline/Link-Up government program makes it possible for qualified Missouri residents to receive free cell phones through ReachOut Wireless or SafeLink Wireless. As of this writing (September 2011), Assurance Wireless does not offer free cell phone service in the state of Missouri. It may change in the future, but if you’re looking for free cell […]

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Iowa: Free and Discounted Government Phones

Iowa: Free and Discounted Government Phones

| September 27, 2011

Qualified Iowa residents can take advantage of the free government cell phone program. Both SafeLink Wireless and Assurance Wireless offer free government cell phones along with free talk time. Although ReachOut Wireless is another company that offers free government cell phones, as of this writing, September 2011, their program is not approved in the state […]

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Minnesota Discounted Phone Plans

Minnesota Discounted Phone Plans

| September 21, 2011

Minnesota is included on the short list of states that do not participate in the free government cell phone programs as offered through Assurance Wireless, SafeLink Wireless and ReachOut Wireless. I’m not sure if they will in the future, but as of this writing (September 2011), the free cell phone service isn’t available. Instead of […]

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Kansas: Discounted and Free Government Phones

Kansas: Discounted and Free Government Phones

| September 3, 2011

ReachOut Wireless is the only one of the three wireless phone companies currently offering free government cell phones in the state of Kansas. Along with the free cell phone ReachOut provides free talk time. The other two companies that offer free government cell phones are Assurance Wireless and SafeLink Wireless. As of this writing (September […]

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Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program (NTAP)

Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program (NTAP)

| September 1, 2011

As of this writing, September 2011, Nebraska residents cannot participate in the free government cell phone program. The three carriers that offer free cell phones, Assurance Wireless, SafeLink Wireless and ReachOut Wireless are not currently approved to offer such services in Nebraska. You can check their websites periodically to see if and when Nebraska is […]

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Kentucky: Free and Discounted Government Phones

Kentucky: Free and Discounted Government Phones

| August 31, 2011

If you live in the state of Kentucky and meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply for free government cell phones through either Assurance Wireless or SafeLink Wireless. These companies will ship a free cell phone to your home along with free airtime. You also have the option to purchase additional airtime if the time […]

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South Dakota: Discounted Phone Service

South Dakota: Discounted Phone Service

| August 26, 2011

South Dakota is another one of the few states that do not participate in the free government cell phone program. The three phone companies that offer free cell phones, ReachOut Wireless, Assurance Wireless and SafeLink Wireless are not approved to do so in the state of South Dakota. Instead of participating in the free government […]

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