Free Government Cell Phone Program

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The free government cell phone program offers a FREE cell phone and 250 free minutes each month to those that qualify. The program is called Lifeline and has helped over 8 million Americans get a cell phone.

Some people may not consider cell phones a necessity, but imagine if you have a serious medical condition and need to stay in touch with your doctor, or if your car breaks down on an empty stretch of road.  Cell phones have become a necessity, but in these tough times many people can barely afford to pay their cell phone bills, or they can’t afford one at all.

How to Qualify for a Free Government Cell Phone

There are a few different ways to qualify for a free government cell phone.  If you participate in state or federal assistance programs you will qualify.  Examples include Food Stamps (SNAP), Medicaid, Section 8, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Home Energy Assistance, National Free School Lunch, and many other programs.  You also qualify if your household income is 135% to 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  The exact percentage varies by state.  The only rules are you must have a valid United States mailing address and are only allowed once Lifeline account per house.

How do I Get My Free Government Cell Phone

You can claim your free government cell phone by visiting a provider in your state.  The main providers are Q Link Wireless, Assurance Wireless, Safelink Wireless, and Reachout Wireless.  This program is limited to only one per household.  If you sign up for one, you can’t sign up for the other.


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