enTouch Wireless or Boomerang Wireless, is one of the many Lifeline phone providers, working with the FCC to provide free government phones to the poor. enTouch is quickly gaining popularity and now covers 20 U.S. states.
To date, you can get phone service in, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
The Federal Communication Commission established the Lifeline Assistance service, to make sure every person has access to phones service; despite the financial standing. It is crucial to have reliable phone service in today’s world. Everyone needs to keep in touch with family, friends and have access to other important resources.
Government phones, make it possible for even disadvantaged to reach out and touch someone. An estimated 7 million homes qualify for free cellular services. enTouch Wireless offers free nationwide phone service. This offer is made possible, through Lifeline. This service is available to individuals who meet certain eligibility requirements. Receive up to 250 free talk minutes a month, for local and in-state long-distance calling.
EnTouch Wireless Lifeline
enTouch is aggressively working to expand their services to, Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and eventually nationwide. There are three components to the company Boomerang Wireless is the portion of the company that facilitates the free government phone program, through Lifeline Assistance, the government-mandated subsidy. Ready Wireless is the portion of the company that facilitates airtime
purchase options for its clients.
How to Qualify
You qualify for an enTouch phone when you receive:
- Tribally administered TANF
- Tribally administered Head Start
- National School Lunch Program
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
- Bureau of Indian Affairs general assistance
- Low-Income Heat & Energy Assistance
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
- Supplemental Security Income
- Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Documentation is required to assure only those who qualify for government phones get one.
Required Eligibility documentation
Social Security Care
Proof of Address
Letter confirming VA benefits
Letter from Unemployment Insurance benefit
Current Statement of Benefits from assistance program
If you need to add airtime, you can purchase up to 1,000 talk and 1,200 texts. Boomerang ‘get ready’ airtime cards, can be purchased at many drug stores, department stores, and supermarkets.
100 additional talk, 200 texts – $7
500 additional talk, 1,000 texts – $20
1,000 additional talk, 1,200 texts – $30