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Free Government Smartphones

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.

172 Replies to “Free Government Smartphones

  1. I once had ‘the’ phone. I was eventually cut off as I didn’t use the phone enough to use up my ‘free’ minutes. Mostly because I live in a remote area that had poor to no signals. So I would get email and occasional phone messages saying I wasn’t using the phone enough. I applied to another program, other than Lifeline hoping to get a better phone. No such luck, it was just as bad. Back then there was no recourse to get a better connecting phone. Has this connectivity issue been improved?

    1. Hi, Marty. Yes, you have to use the phone at least once a month to continue to receive phone service. You have to register again. Contact you new provider to find out which phones are best for remote areas.

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