Free Government Cell Phones

Free government cell phones are free phones mainly to be used for households in times of emergencies. These cell phones are very limited in usage. You can only get about an hour of talk time on these phones each month. If you want to go over that amount then you’d have to buy some prepaid minutes. As you can see with the amount of minutes you have to work with, the phones should only be used for emergencies.

In order to apply for free government cell phones, you have to go through Safelink Wireless. They are the provider. They don’t currently operate their services in every state yet, so you’ll have to check on their website. If your does have this service, then fill out the application for a free phone. You will need to send your W2 or some information which shows your income eligibility. Safelink needs to check your income every year if you plan on staying on their program. Each household is only allowed one free phone. However, you are allowed to keep the phone for free if you decide to cancel the program later on. After you submit your application and they check your income, you’ll get your free phone soon after.

Make sure you are saving your minutes each month. If you save your minutes, they will rollover to the next month so you’ll accumulate them overtime.

A lot of people can’t afford to pay for exorbitant cell phone fees. Although the cost of cell phones has gone down a lot over the past decade, it is still considerably expensive. At least it is more expensive than a landline. A single line with only the basic services could cost at least 30 dollars per month. If you plan on adding on family members then the cost would go up by 10 dollars per person added.

Although cell phones are expensive, many people now have cell phones because it is convenient. It is also very useful in times of emergency. Any time you need help anywhere, just pick up your cell phone and make a call and help will be on its way. But the cost of cell phones can be prohibitive to people that don’t make much money. In order to help these people, the government offers free government cell phones.

29 comments

TIFFANYCLARK4516 6 years ago

can i get a free goverment cell phone


peggy aldridge 6 years ago

i was wondering how to get a free government phone


letitia trimble 6 years ago

how do i get a free phone


Danial Patrick Teeling 6 years ago

Many have Told me of this "Free Phone" from our Government . I can not Find where to Apply for one. I am Homebound, Diabled and need a Cell Phone, for my Internet is very unreliable .


steven bauman 6 years ago

safelink ask me contack them to contune my phone so it don't get turned off my safelink # is 321 506 0876 PLEASE don't turn it off. thank you.


donna jo perry 6 years ago

need an application


marilynlittle 6 years ago

how do i get a free phone


Julene jackson 6 years ago

Can you get the SafeLink cell phone in ky yet?


glenn simms 6 years ago

i need to submit an application


Jamboga 6 years ago

I would like to know if I qualify for a free cell phone


JAIME LEFLORE 6 years ago

I WONLD LIKE TO KNOW IF I QUALIFY FOR A FREE CELLPHONE


Rodney Lisle  6 years ago

I live in a group home and do not have an income, because I am disabled. However, when I applied it said another person has already used the address and only one phone is allowed per address. But I need a phone to call my family and for emergencies. What can I do? thank you


Tony Littrellsr 6 years ago

I have a govt. ph.but it quit working! I need a replacement?I am on disability and Foodstamps?I need the phone. Tony.........Thank you.


Fred 6 years ago

FOR EVERYONE THAT NEEDS A FREE CELL PHONE! HERE ARE A COUPLE OF WEB SITES

WWW.SAFELINK.COM

WWW.REACHOUTMOBILE.COM

GOOD LUCK AND PLEASE BE HONEST ON THESE APPLICATIONS AS IT IS A FELONY TO LIE TO RECIEVE ANY GOVERNMENT BENEFITS.


judy martin 6 years ago

i have lost my phone. i wanted to know if i can get a replacemr=ent?


Debbie 6 years ago

When does Mississippi plan on helping out here with our low income people, we need help !


William 6 years ago

need help finding application


Rick 6 years ago

The idea of free phones for those who actually need them is a good idea. But when this country is 14 trillion in debt I don't think giving away free phones and airtime is a good idea.... How are we going to turn this around, spend our way out of debt?


brandy charles 6 years ago

THE FREE GOVERNMENT CELL PHONE IS A GOD SENT FOR PEOPLE WITH LITTLE TO NO IN COME AN ITS A BLESSING FROM GOD BECAUSE NOT EVERYONE IS BLESSED WITH MONEY AN I WANT TO THINK THE PEOPLE WHO SPONCER THIS THANK YOU FOR THINKING OF THE LITTLE PEOPLE ITS HELP THE ELDERLY, THE DISABLE , AS WELL AS THE SINGLE PARENTS THANK YOU BECAUSE YOU HELP ME


Santos B Torres 5 years ago

COMO OPTENER UN FREE CELL FROM GOVERNMENT


TOB 5 years ago

THIS SITE ISNT HELPFUL @ ALL!!!


calliebean 5 years ago

I am blind in one eye and inee aphone


Margaret Meadows 5 years ago

I have a government phone,I have lost my phone please help me replace it.


HEAVYSTORM 5 years ago

You have to contact the company who gave you the phone and then they will mail you a free replacement phone you may need a new phone number as well


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money... and eventually, you run out of other people's money.

- Harlan


gladys m. hooksw 5 years ago

my cell phone tore up


YAMILA HUERTAS 4 years ago

i what free government cellphone for me ok.

is my address yamila huertas 25angelicadrive springfield ma 01129.


dominic 4 years ago

i like sex and i want to know if anyone is interested:)


Weldon 4 years ago

Who (as if i don't know) is paying for all the free phones used by the "homeless"?

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