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 was given a Safe Link phone many years ago, It is a Samsung cellphone with a keyboard only. When I walked by a human resource office a couple of months ago, they were on the sidewalk giving away the smartphones, It was Assurance. I took one and was approved. However, I found it very hard to use, So I stopped using it. I am used to hitting hard on keys and not using touch pads, Trying to dial a number on their touch pad was impossible.

    I then shortly after called my Safe link program to ask if I could update my phone, they told me I am no longer able to receive any phones and my added minutes were stopped, I only have about 15 more left. I am saving them to use only if I need 911 before being approved for another phone.

    I then called QLink. That was the beginning of April. I sent, by mail, my proof of income and ID. I am on SSDI, foodstamps and medicaid.

    I got a email saying they received my documents and I was approved,. I have been waiting and continually sending emails asking where the phone is. When you apply online you can check your status. When I check, I continually get You only get a notice saying that “Your order is pending” and/or We are awaiting your proof of documentation. I cannot call them because you only get that recorded message I just sent an email telling them if I don’t hear from them soon, I will go to another lifeline phone service. Is there anything you can do to help me find out what is going on?

    1. Hello, Virginia. It is important to make sure you only have one cell phone at a time from one provider. If you keep applying for phones from other providers this is considered fraud and not allowed. You can be banned from the free phone program. You must first cancel your service with your first company before you go to another Lifeline provider.

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