Free Government Cell Phones Lifeline Program

Free government cell phones are available to low-income residents through the Lifeline program.   A no-cost phone won’t stop financial difficulties, but do help, deserving families who struggle every day.

In this economy, it is good to know Lifeline provides  free government phones for low-income families and those receiving government assistance.  We are now seeing improvements in the economy, and companies are hiring again.  However, there are too many people, out of work or under-employed.  If you need a little help, we will show you how to qualify for government phones.  You may qualify for these services, even if you work. 

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As of January 2014, over 90% of adults have a mobile phone.   eMarketer forecasts that in 2014 up to 4.55 billion will be using cellular phone service worldwide.  This is not a fad, this is our major mode of verbal communication today!   The telecommunications field is big, business and every years, these companies are making billions of dollars in profits, and the Lifeline program may even help the economy.

 Do we Need Free Government Cell Phones?

Cell phones, are not a luxury, they are a necessity, in the fast paced world we live in!  This is the way we communicate, at home and throughout our day.  It has brought freedom and convenience to the masses.  No more looking for a pay phone when out, running home to check messages, or missing important calls.  Can you imagine living your life without one?   Thank goodness, we are no longer tethered to the land lines our parents used.  Everyone will at one time or another need to:

  • Make a doctor, or other important appointments
  • Call your boss if you are late for work or out sick
  • Keep in touch with children, sick or elderly family members
  • Call 911 when you have an emergency

We need the ability to reach one another, quickly and effectively. The good news, is that if you are financially eligible, you will qualify for the Lifeline Assistance program can help. You can receive a free service, and up to 250 minutes each month.

How we can Help you

We will show you how to:

  • find authorized companies
  • how to apply and qualify
  • add extra minutes
  • receive up to 250 minutes a month
  • upgrade your services, and more!

 If you already receive benefits from welfare, you should definitely apply.  If you are working, check US Poverty Guideline to see if you are eligible. These legitimate benefits are available to anyone who qualifies financially. Please check out our Sitemap, for informative articles about the Lifeline Assistance program, and how to get help today!

How Free Government Phones are Possible 

Lifeline, has been subsidizing communication services for low-income Americans since 1985. Lifeline phone service along with the FCC help the financially disadvantaged. The funding for the program comes from Universal Service Fund fee, charged on all land line and cell service. A phone, gives you the freedom and peace of mind, that comes with having a reliable means of communication. They help eliminate fear and isolation that comes with being isolated. These phones are also a way of contacting rescue, and abuse hotlines for battered women.

How to Qualify for A Government Subsidized Phone

It is especially important to be able to call someone, when you are elderly, sick, disabled, or have small children! This free service, is a blessing to many poor people. Have you ever had a neighbor knock on your door to use your phone, or to use your number as a contact for a job? This is a sad reality for many people living all around us, maybe even you. You may qualify if you receive:

  • Medicaid,
  • Food Stamps – SNAP
  • Supplemental Security Income – SSI
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance – Section 8
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families – TANF
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP
  • The National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program

Find out if you are eligible to receive government phone

How to Enroll

Find a provider in your state, register online, or download an application and fax or mail it to the company, with proof you are eligible. Policy rules vary, depending on the phone provider, and the state you live in. You will receive a cell phone, 250 minutes or more, text messaging, call waiting, voice mail, long distance, and charger.

Update:  Because of issues of fraud, you are now required to provide proof of income or enrollment in an assistance program. To prove eligibility, provide one  of the following documents when applying:

  1. A current Federal Tax Return (W-2 Forms)
  2. A letter from Unemployment/Workman’s Compensation
  3. A payroll statement or current check stubs from your job
  4. A Statement from the following: Department of Social Services or SNAPS, Veteran’s Administration, Social Security Benefits.


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31 thoughts on “Free Government Cell Phones Lifeline Program

  1. Pat Williams

    I need a tracfone my tracfone is not working .I have tried to call safe link and I can not get thru to them. I have over 200 minutes on my phone I am disambed and I have trouble walking. Can y
    Out help me ?

    1. Pamela Wilson-Lipscomb Post author

      Pat Safelink is very automated. You could go around in circles for days! Keep in mind you can purchase a tracfone at most drug stores, Walmart, supermarkets, etc. You can buy them online as well. Once you purchase a new phone you can active it over the phone. You don’t need to talk to anyone to activate a new phone. Pat go here to find a tracfone retailer. Good Luck!

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