Safelink Wireless – Free Government Cell Phones

SafeLink Wireless, provides free, and affordable cell phone services to, underprivileged families, and individuals, who qualify financially. Many who are disabled, have lost their jobs, and work low waged jobs, now have access to the important resources a phone provides.  Many in the United State is no thriving. A surprising number of families with two adults working,  still need some type of government assistance, to survive.

Safelink Wireless, is a government benefit that helps low-income consumers. These no-contract phones are funded by the FCC, and the Lifeline Assistance program facilitates the program. Those who qualify can receive either free residential phone service, or a cell phone plan.  Through this same program, discount Internet is made available to the poor.

‘Working poverty’ is a very real thing in America it was first acknowledged during the progressive era between 1890-1920s. People like Robert Hunter, Jane Addams, and W.E.B. Du Bois saw that one of the causes of the working poor, is society’s unequal opportunity structure, lack of proper eduction, systems such as zoning and other structures that foster poverty.  So the working poor is not a new thing.

Safelink Wireless Free Cell Phone Providers

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If you qualify for a government phone, you will receive up to 250 minutes monthly. Yearly re-certification is required to  continue to receive service.  There are no bills, contracts, credit check or hidden charges. Safelink, is one of the first major phone companies enrolling consumers in this government-subsidized program. The Lifeline Assistance program, covers every state in the United States, and new providers are popping up every day.

How to Qualify

 Having a job, does not disqualify you from receiving Lifeline Assistance.  Many hard-working people are eligible for a subsidy, when the gross household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Government Poverty Standards.  You may also qualify, if you receive help from most federal agencies. (check to see if you qualify)  If you meet these standards, you should apply. The poverty standard varies from state to state.

You are Eligible if you are Receive:

  • · Section 8
  • · Medicaid
  • · Work First
  • · WIC
  • · SNAPs/Food Stamps
  • · Crisis Intervention Program
  • · Low Income Energy Program
  • · National Free lunch program
  • · Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

To determine if you qualify, go the SafeLink website, and enter your zip code. Click to find out if the program is available in your state.  If  it is in your state, download and application, or apply on-line.  The company will contact you, if your application is accepted.

  • · Call Waiting
  • · Text Messaging
  • · Long Distance
  • · International
  • · Voice Mail
  • · Charger

Adding Minutes

You can purchase extra airtime by purchasing a TracFone product. They’re sold at locations, such at Rite-Aid, Wal-Mart, Radio Shack, Target, CVS and many other places. Or you can also purchase more air time online 24/7, at: Tracfone or, Call: 1-800-381-684 24/7.

UPDATE!

Safelink Wireless, is now giving 500 free minutes for the first 3 months. This offer is extended to new subscribers, and returning subscribers de-enrolled over 90 days.  After 3 months your service will be 250 minutes and 1000 texts.

  • New York, Florida and Texas, receive unlimited texts, and all other states receive 1,000 Texts.
  • After 5 months New York, Florida and Texas will receive 250 minutes and unlimited texts
  • All other states after 3 months receive the standard 250 Minutes and 1,000 Texts.

 

Safelink Wirless 1-800-378-1684
9700 NW 112th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178    Apply here    

Safelink Wireless is one of the major authorized phone companies in the free phone program. Here is another major provider of free mobile phones.

 

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  1. I received a text that I had to recertify my phone, I called the number and a representative told me I would have to take my phone to a reachout store location, which I did, the employee said he had a number of people stop at the store about this and they have nothing to do with the government phones, now what?

    • Don, all you have to do is to send your current verification of your income, or that you are receiving help from a government agency, You can fax or mail the information. Can you tell me what took place at the store?