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
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
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: 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
Low-income individuals living in the state of Michigan have quite a few options when it comes to free government cell phones and/or discounted phone service. Free Government Phones Through the Lifeline program, Michigan residents can opt to sign up for free cell phone services as offered through Assurance Wireless, ReachOut Wireless and SafeLink Wireless. All […] 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.