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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

 7/11/13 Update: The Conexion Wireless website is no longer functional.  See our updated post on Conexion Conexion Wireless is another cell phone provider that is approved to offer free government phones and free airtime. Conexion is a regional free government phone provider. They’re currently approved to offer service in Arkansas, Maryland and West Virginia. As a […] Read More

Care Wireless - Illinois free government phones

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 the three major free government phone service providers, which are Assurance Wireless, ReachOut wireless and SafeLink Wireless, there are a host of regional free cell phone providers. Cintex Wireless  falls under the category of regional free government phone service provider. As of February 2012, they operate in the states of Arkansas, Maine, […] Read More