Kansas residents may be eligible to receive free government cell phones along with free talk/text and data through the Lifeline program. The Lifeline program was created to help low-income individuals and families obtain home phone service that otherwise might have been financially difficult to pay for. Free Government Cell Phones As of this writing, August […] Read more
The Louisiana free government cell phone program has come a long way. Back in April of 2011, free phones were not available to Louisiana residents, only landline discounts. Fortunately, things have changed and several phone companies now offer free government cell phones through the Federal Lifeline program. What this means is qualified Louisiana residents will […] Read more
One of the requirements for receiving a free government cell phone is having a valid home address. Whether you’re applying for Assurance Wireless, SafeLink Wireless or any other free government phone provider, each phone provider requires applicants to have a valid home address. The address cannot be a P.O. Box, you must provide a street […] Read more
In 2011 when I first wrote about free government phones in the state of Idaho, there weren’t any. Back then the only phone assistance offered were discounted phone lines. Fortunately, for Idaho residents, things have changed. Several phone providers now offer free smartphones along with free talk minutes, free texting and data. Some plans even […] Read more
In the state of Oregon, low-income residents have three options when it comes to affordable phone services. OTAP, which stands for Oregon’s Telephone Assistance Program, is the state’s Federal Lifeline program. The three phone service options are as follows: Discounted Landline Service Discounted Wireless Service Free Wireless Service Discounted Landline Service Participating telephone service providers […] Read more
Low-income Illinois residents can sign up for discounted phone service through Illinois Telephone Corporation. The discounted price includes unlimited local calls and 500 minutes of combined local-toll and long distance calls per month. The plan also includes Call Waiting and Caller ID. Lifeline/Linkup Plans To qualify for one of Illinois Telephone Corporation’s discounted plans, you […] Read more
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.
StandUP Wireless is another company offering free government cell phones with free talk time. As of this writing, February 2018, Stand Up Wireless operates in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin. As part […] Read more
TerraCom Wireless is another player in the free wireless phone arena. They participate in the government Lifeline program and offer free cell phones along with at least 500 minutes of free talk time to qualified individuals. Currently (as of February 2018), they provide free cell phone service in the following states: Arkansas Arizona Colorado Indiana Illinois […] Read more
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.