Safelink Compatible Phones – Which Phone Models Work?

By | August 5, 2018

Looking for Safelink compatible phones?  We can help!  We often receive letters from readers looking for compatible cell phones.  Safelink is a government benefits program, helping low-income consumers with free and affordable phone service.  When you qualify, you can receive free residential phone service or a cell phone plan.  They even have a bring your own phone program.  Many people keep the same phone they initially received when they joined the free government phone program and others want to update to a more modern phone, with more features, such as a smartphone.

They provide service in  Alabama,  Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, DC,  Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Finding Safelink Compatible Phones

It can be frustrating buying a new phone.  It is worse when you get to discover the phone that phone is not compatible with Safelink Wireless service.  This mix-up can be prevented if you have the proper information about your phone provider on which phones work best.

We decided to compile a list of cellular phones that are presently available for sale and compatible with Safelink phone service.  If you want to buy or upgrade your phone make sure you have all the information to need to get the right phone.  Check out:  Tracfone – How to Replace your Safelink Phone

  • Contact your provider to find out which phones work with your service
  • Go online to research the phone and the features
  • If you like the phone contact your provider and double check your selection

Most customer service representatives are very good at giving you the right information.  However always double check this information for yourself.  This will save  you the frustration of having to return the cell phone.   If you need further help, please contact:  Safelink Technical Assistance – 1-800-378-1684.

5 Top Phones for 2018

  • Alcatel ideal LTE
  • HTC one M9LTE
  • iPhone 6 LTE
  • LG Google Nexus
  • Samsung Galaxy J5 LTE
LG221c The Big Easy
  • Compact Flip
  • Internet capability
  • Bluetooth
  • Speaker
  • Battery life 3 hrs
  • Hearing aid compatible
  • Double Minutes for Life Free
  • Large Buttons
  • Lighted keys
  • Flashlight
  • Hearing aid
  • Battery life 3 hours
Samsung S425G Samsung T330G
  • Triple Minutes for Life
  • Flip phone
  • Battery up to 6 hours
  • Bluetooth
  • Hearing aid compatible
  • Digital Camera/ Video recorder
  • Double Minutes
  • Flip Phone
  • Internet
  • 5 Hour talk Bluetooth Wireless
  • Digital Camera/Video
  • hearing aid
Samsung S425G Samsung T330G
  • Triple Minutes for Life
  • Flip phone
  • Battery up to 6 hours
  • Bluetooth
  • Hearing aid compatible
  • Digital Camera/ Video recorder
  • Double Minutes
  • Flip Phone
  • Internet
  • 5 Hour talk time
  • Bluetooth Wireless
  • Digital Camera/Video
  • heLG505Caring aiLG505Cd
 LG 840G   Samsung T245G
  • Touchscreen 3G WiFi
  • Camera/ video
  • Web
  • Bluetooth
  • @GB SD Card include
  • 5-hour battery
  • hearing aid
  • Double Minutes
  • Small Flip Phone
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera
  • Mobile
  • Text
  • 5hours talk
  • hearing
 Samsung S390G  LG505C
  • Triple Minutes
  • Small keyboard
  • Camera/video
  • Bluetooth
  • MP3
  • Wi-fi
  • 6 hour talk
  • Trible Minutes
  • Touchscreen slider
  • Bluetooth
  • Mobile web
  • MP3 Player
  • 2.5 talk hours
  • Hearing aid
 Samsung S125G  LG410G
  • Double Minutes
  • Hands-free speaker
  • Text messaging
  • Voice Mail
  • Call Waiting
  • Caller ID
  • 6 hours talk hours
  • Compact Flip
  • Speakerphone
  • Auto redial
  • Download ringtones
  • 4-hour talk
  • Hearing aid
 LG221c   LG 235C
  • Compact Flip phone
  • Internet capability
  • Bluetooth
  • Speaker
  • Battery life 3 hours
  • Hearing aid compatible
  • Double Minutes
  • Small Flip Mobile
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera
  • Speaker
  • Caller ID
  • 3-hour talk
  • Hearing aid
 LG800G   LG500G
  • Triple minutes
  • Touch Screen
  • Mobile
  • mp3
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera/video
  • 4 hour battery
   LG 840G   LG420G
  • Touchscreen 3G WiFi
  • Camera/video
  • Bluetooth
  • Internet
  • 5-hour battery
  • Hearing aid


  • Compact flip
  • Color Display
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera
  • Web
  • Text messaging
  • 7-hour talk
  • Hearing aid
LG 430G Motorola W376g
  • Double Minutes
  • Small Flip Phone
  • Internet
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera/Video
  • 5-hour talk
  • hearing aid
  • Double Minutes
  • Bluetooth
  • VGA Camera
  • Hands-free
  • Picture/text
  • Battery 6.15 hours
  • Hearing Aid Compatible

75 thoughts on “Safelink Compatible Phones – Which Phone Models Work?

  1. S marie

    I need a new phone currently with safelink send me a list of smartphones that are compatible with safelink

  2. Don Strong

    I would like to know if my unlocked Verizon zone 3 model vs425pp will work for safe link on byop

  3. Justine colton

    I dont see any compatibility for the galaxy s6 and i have one is it not compatible?

  4. Bobbie

    Can I use my own phone for the free service it’s a Samsung j3

  5. caroline lee

    someone stole my safelink phone who do i call to get it shut down quickly

  6. Courtney Johnson

    I have a ZTE Pro cell phone and I wanted to know if it is compatible for a SafeLink SIM card.

  7. Linda M. Meier

    Hi I bought my boyfriend a net 10 track phone for his safe link wireless account it’s a smartphone why can’t he have it hooked up? It’s an Alcatel name brand

  8. Ronda Williams

    I need to replace my phone I had drop it by an accident call me at 904 651-6681

  9. Joan sabin

    I am looking to replace my phone it is a track phone with net 10 I don’t want a flip phone which ones Walmart has that I can get please help

  10. toni shugart

    hello would like to know if tracfone alcatel onetouch icon pop is compatible with safelink lifeline service

  11. Penny Ainsworth

    My original flip phone broke in half. So i went to safelink website to purchase another phone that wuz upgraded. It asked to enter my zip code. I did. And it have me a selection of phones that would work in my service area. I selected the Alcatel. Received it today and did not know it wuz AT&T network. AT&T does not work in my service area at all. Does anyone know if i can get a replacement phone?

  12. Ivette Cruz

    Is a juning cellphone capable for SafeLink

  13. Reggie

    I have a LG-L62VL that I got as a gift and I need to know if I can use it with my safelink service

  14. kim

    I want to upgrade to a better phone and more Internet time

  15. Christina

    I have a LG festival phone or also known as Optimus phone! Is it a compatible phone for SafeLink??

  16. katrina olson mcallister

    im trying to get a safe link phone and it wont let me even complete the application i have a phone but can not afford the bill of 40 dollars any longer and i need to keep in touch with my dr’s and make appointments if someone can please help me i would appreciate it. they all want me to call but since i cant pay my bill i cant make phone calls

    thank you;
    katrina mcallister

  17. Amber Flower

    I have the oldest worst phone that safelink offers. My friend recently gave me her Samsung Galaxy S7 that she has paid off in full to her provider (cricket) when she upgraded. Since cricket is now owned by at&t, can I use this phone on my safelink account? I tried calling customer service and was told, in broken English, that they did not know, to look it up online, and that they would not send me a replacement phone even tho the phone I have now keeps turning itself off and randomly calling people when it’s not being used. Please help.

  18. Free Government Phones Post author

    Hello, Deborah. Call you phone provider to find out what models are compatible with your phone and purchase one from a store or on their website.

  19. Jerome Zaha

    Is all tracfone smart phones compatible with safelink? I want to buy my girl a cheap android for her, since her basic phone doesn’t hold unlimited text messages. And she likes smart phones anyway

  20. Lee Campbell

    Can I use a LG K7 to upgrade my Safelink phone? It is thru Metro PCS.

  21. Crystal

    Is SM-B311V able to be used with safelink

  22. Deborah

    How do I get a replacement phone?? My speaker doesn’t work!!

  23. Theresa Immoos

    How come my Safelink phone that I was given is no longer compatible with the Network? I’ve had this phone for awhile when I called technical support they said it’s no longer compatible? I don’t think it’s fair that I have to go out and upgrade to a different phone I have the extra money for this.

  24. Sandra Medlin

    How can i get my account reopened and recieve a phone from you Safelink. I had my account cancelled and it will not let me reapply so I can see the phones you offer on the free phone plan. I have never recieved a pho
    ne from you. And it says I have.

  25. Cindy Linsmeier

    I can’t get through your circle of #’s to push or get the information I need. I have used all your on-line information and this is the only one I can use. I lost my cell phone. I have had it for several years. My phone # is 906-792-8388. My zip code is 49858. I do not have any other #’s. What can I do to replace it and all my minutes?

  26. Free Government Phones Post author

    Hello, Joe. It is important to check with your provider to make sure you don’t buy the wrong type phone. Call your provider to find out what phones work with Safelink.

  27. Free Government Phones Post author

    Dannell, that is why it is important to check with your provider to make sure you don’t buy the wrong type phone. Return the phone and call your provider to find out what phones work with Safelink.

  28. Dannell Quinton

    I purchased the lg 800 g you can not use it on safelink.

  29. JOE


  30. Judi Dinatelo

    FYI none of the above listed Tracfone phones are available at this time. still looking for a compatible safe link phone.

  31. Free Government Phones Post author

    Hi Rick. I don’t know the phones are always changing. Call the company to find out if that phone is compatible. 1-800-378-1684

  32. Rick

    I seen a post where a woman purchased a nokia lumia 640 and uses it on safe link. Can this phone work on safe link?

  33. Sherry Brock

    I have lost my safelink gov phone yhat i had since do i get another an keep my same no 678 988 5387 sherry brock.30153 709 atl hwy.rockmart ga

  34. Free Government Phones Post author

    Hello, James. Policy is different from provider to provider. Contact Safeline personally to see if your phone is compatible.

  35. Free Government Phones Post author

    Hello, Kristina. You best option is to speak to you cell phone provider personally to find out if you phone you like is compatible with your service.

  36. Free Government Phones Post author

    Sylvania, The model of the phone has nothing to do with where it works. Any phone that is compatible with your service will work in CA.

  37. Debra Denison

    The display and sound quit working on my daughters phone I plan on buying her a new phone just wondering if she will loose her minutes if I DO? She is leaving for camp in a few days and will NEED her phone.

  38. Sylvia

    Which phone models works in california?

  39. Kristina Keller

    Is it possible to obtain a TracFone Samsung Galaxy 5S Android phone (Verizon network) and use it with the Safelink program? Do I need an “unlocked” phone? Would I need the “Bring Your Own Phone” program?
    I currently am in the Safelink program, but my talk/text phone is not getting reception, is not getting my free monthly minutes, etc. due to geographic/foliage issues at my home.

  40. Pamela Wilson-Lipscomb Post author

    Judy phone companies are constanley changing the models they cover, go to Safelink site to see what phones they have and which outside phone work with their service.

  41. Margaret Sampson

    How can I purchase a new phone I was looking into the LG505C or LG800G for the internet And map

  42. James

    So we can actually buy a smart phone and use it with SafeLink? I went out and bought a different phone right off but its not a smart phone but its been great and gets the Job done, I use as of right now the LG840G, BUT if Smart phones are allowed I would like to know whhere to look to know which ones I can buy. I know I can ONLY USE TRACFONE’s for safelink correct? Please give me a site where I can Look at which Smart Phones I can use..

    I have read on google that some people do have smart phones hooked up with safelink and other say NO SMART PHONES will work with the safelink GOV service, Which I honestly dont see why the service cares if we want to use a smart phone or not.. So again You are veryifing SMARTPHONES can be used on safelink gov service?

  43. JUDY

    I presently have Safe Link service. Is the LG Ultimate 2 compatible?

  44. Kiesha

    Can safelink send me a smartphone when I receive my phone from them? I need a phone that allows me to connect to internet when I need to. Thank you

  45. Pamela Wilson-Lipscomb Post author

    Esther, cell phones are constantly changing as well as the phone providers use. You have to call Safelink Wireless to find out if that phone is still compatible.

  46. Esther

    I use the tracfone lg sunrise android smartphone with my safe link

  47. ellen begaye

    Wanted to know need to upgrade on my phone how do I do that ok

  48. shirley winfrey

    Received a android tractphone as a gift would like to transfer service to new phone . I am told I could
    Not transfer service to this phone . please reply thanks

  49. Sonya


  50. P. Lipscomb Post author

    Teressa, you will have to purchase another phone. Go online to your provider website to see which phones are compatible with your service.

  51. Theressa Perrell

    How do I get my phone it was stolen I have called for 2 weeks and still have not gotten anywhere

  52. jane bateman

    i have a safe link cell can i update it for a touch screen phone thank you j jane

  53. Chris Lee

    My safelink phone is not working properly.can I transfer my service if I purchase a new Tracfone? If so which touchscreen phones will transfer.

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