Free Cell Phones – How to get Free Phone Service

By | October 1, 2017

Free Cell Phones –  Government Cell Phones.  If you are looking for free cell phones, you will be happy to know there are now dozens of Lifeline cell phone providers partner with the government, to offer free and affordable services to low-income consumers.

If you need a little help, we will show you how to apply and qualify for this government benefit.  Cellular providers like Safelink Wireless, Assurance Wireless, are some of the leading providers of free cell phone plans in the United States.

Lifeline Assistance

The government and several government providers have joined together to offer low-income families, free cell phone and discount phone service.  For years, Lifeline has helped needy households with discounts on service through Lifeline.  Today, most people use cell phones rather than land lines, and the program has expanded to include cellphone service.

Lifeline has subsidized communication services for low-income Americans since 1985. Lifeline along with the FCC helps the financially disadvantaged with free phones and service.  Funding for the program comes from Universal Service Fund fee, charged on all landline and portable service.

Free Government Cell Phone

Free government cell phones programs are available to low-income families who qualify financially. If you receive Lifeline phone services, contact your provider about this upgrade. We agree a free phone won’t stop financial difficulties, but help, deserving families who struggle. Lifeline government phones are helping low-income, elderly and disabled consumers.


Cellular providers like Safelink Wireless, Assurance Wireless, and Reachout Wireless, are some of the leading providers of free cell phone plans. Lifeline provides communications service for hardworking low-income families and those receiving government assistance. However, there are too many people, out of work or under-employed.

Low-Income Phone Cell Phones

In this economy, it is good to know someone provides reliable phone service to low-income families and those receiving government assistance.We are now seeing improvements in the economy, and companies are hiring again.

We will show you how to qualify for a government cell phone, even if you work. Find out which free phone companies are in your state?  Are you are looking for no-cost cell phones? 

There are now dozens of Lifeline phone providers offering free and affordable services to low-income consumers.  In today’s economy, more are living at or below the federal level.


It is not because they are lazy and not because they don’t want to work.  More than 75% of low-income families have at least one family member working full-time. Unfortunately, many employers are not paying a living wage, and others are working in low-wage jobs.

Free  Cell Phone and Affordable Phone Service

Financial difficulties can happen to anyone.  No one is exempt from financial problems.  If you need help, we will tell you how to qualify for this program. You may qualify for a free cell phone, even if you work.  The program helps the elderly, unemployed, veterans and disabled.

Free government cell phone programs and phones are available in every state.  Funding for the program comes from Universal Service Fund fee, charged on your phone bill.  If you receive government assistance or participating in a government poverty program, you may qualify for a government phone.

You qualify for government-subsidized phone, if you receive, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Disability, SSI, Section 8 Housing, WIC, help from National Free Lunch Program, etc.  No worry about credit checks or extended contracts.

Find a Free Cell Phones  




Find a provider in your state, that offers  Lifeline assistance.  You can register online, download an application, fax or mail it to the company. Policy rules vary, depending on the provider, and state.

UPDATE:  Because of issues of fraud, you are now required to provide proof of income or enrollment in an assistance program. To prove eligibility, provide one  of the following documents when applying:

  1. A current Federal Tax Return (W-2 Forms)
  2. A letter from Unemployment/Workman’s Compensation
  3. A payroll statement or current check stubs from your job
  4. A Statement from the following: Department of Social Services or SNAPS, Veteran’s Administration, Social Security Benefits.

Find out what free cell phones and other programs, are available to help you during this difficult financial season. Please, leave a comment or question about the free cell phones.   We are a resource and glad you help you.  Free government cell phones are available in all U.S. states.

36 thoughts on “Free Cell Phones – How to get Free Phone Service

  1. Loretta

    I have a Safelink phone but want to upgrade to a smartphone. What do i need to do?

  2. Linda Martin

    I have a free government cell phone, 661-492-0847. I have had it for years. Now the keys stick and I can’t make calls at times. I talked to David P. an agent for assurance. He told me to call 1-888-898-4888 they would ship me a new phone within 3 days. I called and can’t get anywhere. I am disabled and on SSI so my phone is very important to me. Could someone call me on the above number (i can usually receive calls) to settle this matter. I have been with your company for probably 10 yrs and would like to keep you as my provider. Thank You Linda Martin

  3. ric

    I would like a list of compatiable phones to use in my safelink program. I’ve talked to walmart personnel, they could not give me much info. I also called safelink and got no results. I’m really confused about upgrading to a more efficient phone. I even tried to get more info about compatiable phones on the internet, only to be moved from one screen to another and not obtaining info I can use. Thank you.v

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  5. Martha Sue Webb

    Need a replacement safelink phone.My phone number is 423-255-4120.

    1. Free Government Phones Post author

      Hello Martha. Call pr write Safelink and let them know you lost your phone pay a small few to get a replacement.

  6. Christine Wollaston

    I need tech support all my messages come through messaging messenger and I only wanted them to come text messages not both 41 message I need a guide to show me how to set things and what not to !my text messages come thru the right way would be a good start

    1. Free Government Phones Post author

      Hello Christine, please contact your phone provider to get help. If you are using messenger, try temporarily deleting the app and see what happens.

  7. dawna parker

    I really would like to upgrade my qlink phone but not sure what I need to do. Can someone contact me or send me a link to my email. Thank you

  8. Jess white

    I tried calling customer service but I can’t talk to a real person. Please help!
    I got a phone. But didn’t send in the info they wanted. Do I send the phone back? I only get medical assistance.

    1. Free Government Phones Post author

      Hello, Jess. Sorry about your situation. Go online to your provider’s website and look for their email address. Or you can try pressing 0 after a few prompts.

  9. christine

    Hi i have service with assurance wireless can i swap to another provider and keep my same phone number

    1. Free Government Phones Post author

      Hello Christine,it depends on which phone provider you want to switch to. Call the provider you want to change to, and find out if you can keep your number.

  10. christine

    Hi. I currently have service with assurance wireless and i want to switch to another provider but i want to keep my same phone number is it possiblr

  11. Sherry opfer

    Im on food stamps and have no job i needa free cell phone

  12. Jekeshal Moore

    Im trying upgrade my phone so i need to know how to do it

    1. Free Government Phones Post author

      Hello, Jekeshal. Contact your provider and tell them you want to upgrade your phone or go on your provider website and key in the word “upgrade” in the search.

  13. matthew smalley

    My name is Matt. Someone stole my phone and I don’t know my provider and when i call Safelink they don’t have my phone on their record what do i do?

    1. Free Government Phones Post author

      Hello, Matthew. You problem is more common than you think. You have to call USAC’s customer service line. They will be able to find this information for you. Phone: (888) 641-8722

  14. Cecilia Gonzales

    I can’t get my mobile internet 2 work even on free Wi-Fi. Could you please help me with this problem.

  15. Samuel Fritchen

    Please cancel my phone(614)8431730 it was stolen!

    1. Free Government Phones Post author

      Hello Samuel, please call your cell phone provider to report your phone stolen. They can stop sending minutes until you receive a new phone.

  16. Mark Martin

    Hello my name is Mark Martin
    Could you please send me info on becoming an employee for reachout wireless.
    Thank you, Mark Martin

    1. Pamela Wilson-Lipscomb Post author

      Mark, there is no job link on the ReachOut Wireless site. I suggest your call, Customer Service
      1 877 870-9222. Good Luck,

  17. Gloria McCarroll

    I am looking for an internet provider for the home I have a laptop in working condition i can’t afford the internet services provided i am on ssa and food stamps

  18. Gloria McCarroll

    I need wireless internet I have a government phone but I do not have internet. I own a laptop in working condition. I need a wireless provide. My cell is with Truwireless. and is 1 dollar unlimited talk and text but no internet and I really need this for the house not my cell I would never beable to see the screen on my phone. I am on SSA and Food Stamp program. can you assist me

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