Free Government Cell Phone Providers List

 We have put together a list of cell phone providers, for government-subsidized phones.  You can have an overview of companies in the Lifeline Program, as well as the states they cover.  If you  have heard about the  government-funded phone program, the next step is to find a provider that will give you great service.

Here is a list of  phone providers, to help you find the best provider for you.  If you qualify, you may be eligible to receive mobile  services each month, without cost.  On our list, you will find large cellular companies, as well as smaller regional providers; and they all participate in the  program.   Most state offer these or similar services.  However, there are a few states that charge a small fee or tax to participate in the program.

Free Cell Phone Providers: 

Find providers that operate in your state, register online, or download an application and fax or mail it to the company, along with proof you are eligible.  You can submit, payroll stubs, W-2 forms, or a letter from the government agency that is helping you.  Policy rules vary, depending on the provider and the state you live in.

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Access:   Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

American Assistance:  Ohio, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Wisconsin

Assist:   Serves residents of, Arkansas, Maryland, and Oklahoma.

Assurance:   31 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.

Blue Jay Wireless – Arizona, Colorado,  Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, and Utah.

Budget Mobile:  Serves residents of, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin.

Care:  (Platinum Tell Wireless) Serves residents of, Illinois.

Cintex:  Serves residents of, Arkansas Maine, Maryland, Rhode Island and West Virginia.

enTouch Wireless:   Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Life:  Serves residents of, Arkansas,  Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, W. Virginia, Georgia,  Missouri, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico.

QLink:   Texas, Michigan, Maryland, West Virginia and Nevada, and plans to offer services in 47 states in the coming months.

ReachOut:  Covers 44 U.S. states

Safelink:  Available in 36 states, and growing.

StandUp:   Serves residents of, Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland, and Missouri.

Tag Mobile:  Serves residents of, Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri and West Virginia.

TerraCom:  Serves residents of, residents of, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa Oklahoma, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas, Wisconsin, and W. Virginia.

True:  For residents of  Arkansas, Maryland, Rhode Island and Texas.

Yourtel:   Serves residents of, Kansas, Illinois. Missouri, Oklahoma, Washington and Rhode Island.

Wireless for Hope:  Serves residents of, Arkansas and Louisiana.

The list of companies working with Lifeline Assistance is growing all the time.  If you can’t find a cellular company in your state, don’t worry; a Lifeline phone company coming near your soon.  Come back again, we will be constantly updating this information.

Now that you have seen the list of  authorized mobile phone companies, check out the eligibility requirements  for Lifeline help!

7 thoughts on “Free Government Cell Phone Providers List

  1. Chong Hao su

    I was safe link customer two months ago. Safe link stops its service for 2 months. My saflink is 3123754299. I called them for many times It said I have other free phone. I told I already refused service of 18665943644 . My Access no is 7089554002 Access company does not give me phone time for two months. thus the safer link should restore the service. safelink still refuses to give any minute to me. Thus I do not receive any phone company service for two months. I need your assistant to select other free phone company. Please do me favor to reply me as soon as possible. [email protected]

    1. Pamela Wilson-Lipscomb Post author

      Hello Chong, Somewhere there is a mix up. contact Access Wireless and make sure they have de-enroll you from their program. Ask them to send you a letter confirming that you no longer have service with them. Then check with contact Safelink Wireless, or try to sign up online again.

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