SafeLink Wireless is a free government cell phone provider offering free cell phones to low-income families, and individuals, who qualify financially. Many who are disabled, have lost their jobs, and work low-wage jobs, now have access to the essential resources phone providers. Many in the United States is no thriving, but live in families with two adults working, still need some government assistance, to survive. Safelink Wireless is a government benefit that helps lower-income income consumers. The FCC and the Lifeline fund these no-contract phones.
Since 1985, the Lifeline program has provided a discount on phone service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family and emergency services. (more)
The Working Poor
‘Working poverty’ is a real thing in America. The term was first coined during the progressive era of the 1890-1920s. People like Robert Hunter, Jane Addams, and W.E.B. Du Bois saw that one of the causes of the working poor, is society’s unequal opportunity structure, lack of proper education, systems such as zoning and other structures that foster poverty.
So the working poor is not a new thing. The Lifeline Assistance program facilitates the program. Those who qualify can receive either free residential phone service or a cell phone plan. Through this same program, families are eligible for the discount Internet. There have been many changes to the program and companies are now giving more minutes and text options.
How to Qualify for a Safelink Wireless Cell Phone
Having a job does not disqualify you from receiving Lifeline Assistance. Many hard-working people are eligible for a subsidy when the gross household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Government Poverty Standards. You may also qualify if you receive help from most federal agencies. (Do you qualify?) If you meet these standards, you should apply. The poverty standard varies from state to state. Find out about Smartphone upgrades below.
You are Eligible if you are Receive
- Section 8
- Work First
- SNAPs/Food Stamps
- Crisis Intervention Program
- Low Income Energy Program
- National Free lunch program
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
To determine if you qualify, go the SafeLink website, and enter your zip code. Click to find out if the program is available in your state. If it is in your state, download, an application, or apply online. The company will contact you if your application is accepted. CLICK HERE to find out How to Upgrade to a Smartphone
- Call Waiting
- Text Messaging
- Long Distance
- Voice Mail
Safelink Wireless Free Cell Phone Providers
If you qualify for a government phone, you will receive up to 500 minutes monthly. Yearly re-certification is required to continue to receive service. There are no bills, contracts, credit check or hidden charges. Safelink is one of the first significant phone companies enrolling consumers in this government-subsidized program. The Lifeline Assistance program covers every state in the United States, and new providers are popping up every day.
You can purchase extra airtime by buying a TracFone product. You can buy a phone at locations, such as Rite-Aid, Wal-Mart, Radio Shack, Target, CVS and many other places. Or you can also purchase more airtime online 24/7, at Tracfone or, Call: 1-800-381-684 24/7.
Safelink is now giving 500 free minutes for the first three months. This offer extends to new subscribers, and returning subscribers de-enrolled over 90 days. After three months your service will be 250 minutes and 1000 texts.
- New York, Florida, and Texas receive unlimited texts, and all other states receive 1,000 Texts.
- After five months in New York, Florida, and Texas will receive 250 minutes and unlimited texts
- All other states after three months receive the standard 250 Minutes and 1,000 Texts.
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Safelink Wireless 1-800-378-1684. Apply here
9700 NW 112th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178