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Global Connection

Global Connection does not offer free government phones or cell phones, but as a participant in the government Lifeline Program, they are able to offer discounted phone service. If you qualify you can receive discounts ranging from $10 to $13.50 per month depending on the laws in your participating state. If you participate in any [...]

Budget Mobile  has joined the ranks of phone companies offering free government cell phone service. In other words they participate in the Federal Lifeline/Link Up phone program. In addition to providing a free phone, Budget Mobile offers 250 free airtime minutes. Currently there offering service in the state of: · Arkansas · Georgia · Indiana [...]

Office of Regulatory Staff: SC

Qualified residents in South Carolina have the option to select from a few government phone programs. Just recently (January, 2011) Assurance Wireless was approved to offer free government phones in the state. Prior to January, 2011, the only free government phone program approved in South Carolina was the Safelink Wireless program. Now South Carolina residents [...]

TSI Phone Service

TSI through Nexus Communications offers discounted phone service to low income individuals. As a member of the LifeLine/Link-Up program, TSI is able to offer up to 50% off of telephone installation and set up plus discounted monthly phone service. TSI does not offer free cell phones. This service applies to home landlines only. The discounted [...]

SafeLink Wireless

SafeLink Wireless was created by the folks at TracFone to provide free wireless phone service to folks who qualify. Prior to the advancement in wireless technology, the Lifeline program only pertained to land lines. With advancing technology and societal life style changes, TracFone realized that more and more people would benefit more from a free cell phone than free land line and thus created SafeLink Wireless.

Assurance Wireless

Assurance Wireless is a program whereby qualified applicants can receive free government phones. Backed by Virgin Mobile and supported by the Lifeline Assistance program, Assurance Wireless is able to help low income individuals by providing cell phones and free talk airtime.