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.
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.
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
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
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
Update: Care Wireless no longer participates in the free government phone program In addition to SafeLink Wireless and ReachOut wireless, Illinois residents can receive free government cell phone along with free airtime from Care Wireless. Care Wireless is powered by Platinum Tel. What Care Wireless Offers As mentioned above, Care Wireless provides a free cell […] Read more
In addition to being able to take advantage of free government phones offered through programs such as ReachOut Wireless and Assurance Wireless, Illinois residents have the option to take advantage of the home phone discount programs as a result of the Lifeline/Link-Up programs. By utilizing the Link-Up program, eligible low-income Illinois residents can receive assistance […] Read more
As a participant of the government’s LifeLine program, ReachOut Wireless offers both free phones and deeply discounted phone service for low-income individuals. In general, ReachOut Wireless offers free phones, but the free phone option is not available in all states. For those states in which they are unable to offer free phones, they offer discounted phone service through their Simple Plan program.