Life Wireless Free Phones

By | December 30, 2011

Life Wireless, is working with Lifeline to provide free cell phones to the residents of  Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois,  Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island  and West Virginia.   It is go to know that the Lifeline program is working to make sure affordable phone service is available to every state.  Each year more areas are covered by the free government cell phone program.  The Lifeline assistance has been providing help with telecommunication discounts since the 80’s.  This assistance program, initially began to help low-income consumers in rural areas with land line services.  Today, it not includes help with free cell phone service, including smartphones.

Problems with Fraud

With the expansion of the free government cell phone program, there has been a big program with fraud and waste.  Providers receive  $9.25 a month for each consumer receiving the subsidy.  It has been discovered providers were enrolling those who were not eligible, and people were applying for more than one phone at at time.  Today, cellular companies caught defrauding the government are being fined millions of dollars, and being thrown out of the phone program. Consumers must now provide proof of involvement with a government agency, or if working, proof of income. These new measures are set to save millions of dollars.

How to Qualify

Life Wireless, is not as well known, as some of the larger providers such as Safelink, Assurance, or Reachout Wireless; but there presence in the states is much appreciated in the areas they cover.  You may qualify for the Life Wireless phone, if your income is or at below 135% of federal poverty level.  If you are unemployed or receiving, Food Stamps, WIC, SSI, Medicaid, Disability, or help from another government assistance program, you are eligible for a free Lifeline phone. * See Federal Poverty Guidelines

The features of the programs are 123 monthly minutes, and the roll over of unused minutes a month.  You can send and receive a text, for 1/3 a minute per text.  If you are not eligible for the free phone and service, you can purchase affordable phone services, for a one time charge of $20 and  $12.75  for 250 minutes.  Text messaging will cost 1/3 a minute per text.

Life Wireless Features

  • call waiting
  • caller Id
  • voice mail
  • nationwide long distance service
  • and international calls for a fee

 Purchasing Extra Time

You can add time, by going to  the Life website directly, or purchase air time through MoneyGram.  The MorneyGram and a long protracted process, so the online process is most practical.

Finally, If you live in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois,  Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island  or West Virginia, and feel you may be eligible for these services, contact Life Wireless, to apply.  Good luck with your search for affordable phone service.

 

Life Wireless
Phone:  1-888-543-3620
e-mail:[email protected]

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3 thoughts on “Life Wireless Free Phones

  1. Donna Johnstone

    I would like to know what I would need to send to see if I qualify for a free cell phone and minutes?
    I am living in a residential care facility and I am disabled so a cell phone is important when I leave the house for appointments.

    1. Pamela Wilson-Lipscomb Post author

      Donna, If you are receiving disability, or any other assistance, such as Snaps, fax your disability letter or any documentation that you are receiving Food Stamps.

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