There has been a real demand for free government smartphones! Now, many Lifeline providers are making smartphones accessible when upgrading your service. They are available to low-income residences who are receiving public assistance.
These subsidized phones will make it easier for those who are struggling to make ends meet. They can still have a form of communication to their family members, as well as having a contact number for those interested in applying for new employment.
Free Government Smartphones
The aim of this new provision offering Smartphones is to standardize the way people communicate, so no one is left out of the loop. Mobile phones are already the primary source of communication in today’s modern world. More modern phones take communication and interacting with other to a new exciting level. They are not only good for making emergency calls, scheduling important appointments.
Smartphones help you to
- Take pictures
- Read books
- Listen to podcasts
- Send text messages
- Create voice messages
- Make online purchases
- Make appointments
- Instant access to information
- Communicate on Social Network
and many, other wonderful benefits and features.
What is the Lifeline’s Program?
Lifeline provides affordable telephones and service to consumers who qualify financially. This benefits program gives monthly discounts on service to low-income resident helping them connect to find employment, keep in touch with family and have access to important health and other services. Lifeline is dedicated to helping low-income, elderly and disabled get affordable phone service.
Those who fall within a certain income bracket are eligible to receive a subsidized phone. This will help them stay in touch with the important people in their lives. Disadvantaged consumers living on an Indian Tribe’s reservation, pueblo, or colonies recognized by the federal government also qualify. Lifeline also covers previously recognized reservations in Oklahoma, Alaska, and Hawaiian Homelands.
How to Upgrade to a Free Government Smartphone
Customers that sign up for the Lifeline Assistance service will receive 250 minutes per month that they can use. Smartphones are not a part of the sign-up package, however, you can purchase one when you upgrade. If you need assistance when enrolling Lifeline’s agents can help to set up services.
There is also a list of cellular companies authorized to work with the program. They will also show you how to qualify and apply for the program, add any extra minutes, how to upgrade and compatible phones. Here are the companies that offer smartphones:
- Access Wireless
- Budget Mobile
- Cricket Lifeline
- Family Mobile Lifeline
- T-Mobile InReach
- YourTel Wireless
To find out how to find a compatible phone. go to the company site and look for ‘Upgrades”. If there is no upgrade section, then call or email the company. You can purchase the phone from the provider, or at a provider’s store. Walmart, Best Buy, Target and just about anywhere they sell telecommunications products. Make sure it works well with your service.
Qualifying for a Phone is Easy
In order to qualify for and receive a government Smartphone, interested customers can obtain an application from an authorized mobile provider. With the application, the must submit proof they qualify (SNAP, SSI, Section 8, for example) and mail the completed form in. When you comply with the company’s policies you will receive, 250 free minutes for use, text messaging, voice mail and call waiting, just to name a few of the features.
*If you have already signed up with for Lifeline assistance, find out how to upgrade to the newest model phones and which companies offer them. You can have all the great features of an iPhone and other modern features with your plan.