Free Government Smartphones

By | September 16, 2014

Free Government Smartphones. Smartphones and Android are the most popular phones in use today. Everyone uses them.  We have gotten many questions from our readers on how to get a free government smartphone.

Standard and flip phones are on the decline as phone users want more efficient and modern phones. Today Lifeline phone providers are making smartphones accessible when upgrading your service. Assurance Wireless, however, give all users free Android phone with wireless access.

Standard and flip phones are on the decline as phone users want more efficient and modern phones. Today Lifeline phone providers are making smartphones accessible when upgrading your service.  However, Assurance Wireless gives all new customers free Android phone with wireless access.

These subsidized phones will make it easier for those who are struggling to make ends meet, and help low-income adults who work or getting back to work to manage information more effectively.

Free Government Smartphones

Most Lifeline providers offer Smartphones as a way to give customers as a way to keep up with the growing cellular technology.  Of course, if you purchase you own phone you have more options. The Lifeline program is constantly keeping up with new technology and modes of communication. They are also, now offering low-cost and free internet services.

They are not only good for making emergency calls, scheduling important appointments.



Smartphones Application are Beneficial.  They can be used to:

  • Organization of information
  • Take Photos and videos
  • Read books and magazines
  • Listen to podcasts
  • Send text messages
  • Send voice messages
  • Online banking and shopping
  • Schedule appointments and set reminders
  • Set up Business profiles (Linked In)

What is the Lifeline’s Program?

Lifeline is a government program that gives low-income adults with free phone and phone services. This service is available to consumers who qualify financially.   Lifeline is dedicated to helping low-income, elderly and disabled get affordable phone service, cheap Internet, and computers.

Lifeline also covers previously recognized reservations in Oklahoma, Alaska, and Hawaiian Homelands.  Also, disadvantaged consumers living on an Indian Tribe’s reservation, pueblo, or colonies recognized by the federal government also qualify.

Free Government Smartphones when you Upgrade

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

Cellular Companies that offer smartphones

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

You may qualify for a free government Smartphones, if you qualify financially or if you receive assistance from a government aid program, such as SNAP, SSI, Section 8, SSI, TANF, Work First, LIHEAP, etc. When you apply prove of income is required.

If you are eligible for a phone you can receive 350 or more free talk and text minutes. Like other free phone programs, you will receive free text messaging, voice mail and call waiting, an ability to add minutes, call 911 and 211.



152 thoughts on “Free Government Smartphones

  1. Anazo Landry

    I haven’t got chance to received my Safelink Smartphone when I discovered trhough the SafeLink agent that the phone was mailed or dropped to my mailbox on the 12-17-2016….Unfortunately i never got a chance to retrieve the phone to my mailbox box someone stolen….The SafeLink agent provided me the stolen phone number(504-408-5497) which did place a call hoping that the perpetrator makes a right moral decision but unfortunately the call went direct to a voice mail….So from that instant i report stolen phone to SafeLink.
    I truly need a phone and it urgent for my needs especially when i am on the hunt for work.
    Please your immediate action would be highly appreciate.

    Thank you.

    1. Free Government Phones Post author

      Anazo, please contact Safelink to let them know your phone was stolen and request a replacement phone. Perhaps have them send the phone to another address where the phone won’t be stolen from your mailbox.

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