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
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 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.
7/12/18: Please see the updated article on Idaho Free Government Phones. As of this writing, April 2011, Idaho does not have a free government phone program or a wireless phone program. What they do have is similar to what is offered in California. They offer discounted home phone rates to those who qualify. While this […] Read more