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Life Wireless is another phone service provider offering free government phones (Android Smartphone) along with free airtime. They participate in the federal Lifeline/Link-Up program, which allows them to offer free government phones to qualified households. Life Wireless Regions Being a regional provider, Life Wireless currently offers (as of January 2018) service in the following states: […] Read More

Conexion Wireless

In 2012, we wrote a post on Conexion Wireless. Back then they were a free government phone provider. However, since that time, something happened because their website is no longer up and running. In reviewing the Better Business Bureau’s  information, Conexion Wireless was given an A rating. It also listed the phone number and mailing […] Read More

YourTel

Yourtel Wireless is now TerraCom Wireless. If you live in Illinois, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Washington, Missouri, Maine, Kansas or Rhode Island and meet the eligibility criteria, you can obtain a free government phone from YourTel Wireless. YourTel participates in the government’s Lifeline program and offers free cell phones along with 250 minutes of free talk time. […] Read More

Assist Wireless

Assist Wireless is another provider of free government cell phones. Their monthly service is not free, but the rates are extremely reasonable. Assist Wireless can provide such service as a result of the government Lifeline/Link-Up Program. Assist Wireless Plans Although they advertise as providing service in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri and Oklahoma, their website only lists […] Read More

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. Qualifying for Discounted Phone Service […] Read More

Buggs Island

Qualified residents living in Virginia may reduce their monthly phone bill by $9.25 per month by obtaining service through Buggs Island telephone Cooperative. BIT (Buggs Island Telephone) Communication participates in the federal Lifeline Program, which enables them to offer this discount. Qualification Criteria To qualify for the reduced phone bill you must receive one of […] Read More

Alaska Communications

Update: Alaska Communications no longer participates in the free government phone program Alaska Communications  offers Lifeline benefits to Alaskan residents. Residents who qualify can receive a wireless phone plus unlimited talk and texting for only $1.00 a month (plus fees and state taxes). Even with the fees and taxes, the monthly bill is significantly lower […] Read More

New York Lifeline Changes

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Earlier in the year (2012), the National Association on Regulatory Utility Commission sent a letter to all New York Lifeline participants advising them of new rules pertaining to the Lifeline program. The Federal Communications Commission, in an attempt to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse approved a program overhaul.  As a result, every New York government […] Read More

UPDATE: Budget Mobile no longer provides service for free government phones. 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 […] Read More

Federal Communications Commission

On January 31, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission made a few changes to the Lifeline Free Government Phone program. One of the changes that may affect your family’s eligibility is the redefining of the one per household ruling. Federal Lifeline Economic Unit Prior to January 31, 2012, it was mandated that only one Lifeline free […] Read More