We have put together a list of cell phone providers, for government-subsidized phones. You can have an overview of providers 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.
We are providing a list of cell 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.
List of 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.
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.
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 Wireless: 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 Wireless: Covers 44 U.S. states
Safelink Wireless: Available in 36 states, and growing.
StandUp: Serves residents of, Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland, and Missouri.
TMobile: No longer offering Lifeline phone discounts
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 Wireless: For residents of Arkansas, Maryland, Rhode Island and Texas.
Verizon Wireless: Iowa, New York, North Dakota, or Wisconsin
Yourtel: Serves residents of, Kansas, Illinois. Missouri, Oklahoma, Washington and Rhode Island.
Wireless for Hope: Serves residents of, Arkansas and Louisiana.
The list of cell phone providers 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!
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