Free Government Phone Service

In order to qualify for free government phone service, you must already qualifying or be receiving other public assistant programs such as Food Stamps, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), National Free School Lunch, or Federal Housing/Section 8 Assistance. If you are not in any of those programs, they you would have to qualify based on your household gross monthly income.

The amount of free airtime minutes depends on the state that you live. Generally it comes out to around 60 minutes. Unused minutes carry over to the next month. TracFone will provide you a free cell phone and do not have to return it even though you cancel the program. Every year you will have to establish your eligibility for free government phone service. If your household gross income goes above the eligibility requirements then you can not sign up for free phone service. Visit Safelink Wireless to fill out their application and verification forms online. You should be getting your free phone soon if everything checks out.

Everyone has a phone whether it is a cell phone or a landline phone. You just can not seem to be able to live without it unless you plan on cutting yourself off from the world. Many low income families can not afford phone service. Just paying their rent, food, and other basic necessities would tax their income. Having phone service would seem like the last thing on their list of things to have.

Living without phone service can be problematic and sometimes dangerous. For example, when you are applying for a job, companies usually ask for your phone number so that they can reach you. Without a phone number, they would not be able to contact you regarding whether or not to hire you. Another example of how important phones are is when you need to make an emergency call. You may be having a heart attack and need to call the ambulance. These are just some examples of why having a phone is so important.

In order to help people that are not able to pay for phone service, the government has supported a program which gives people free government phone service. The purpose of this program allows needy people to get free phone service. TracFone Wireless runs the Safelink Wireless program where they give a free cell phone with free airtime minutes to people.

42 comments

margaret 6 years ago

my phone went off and i wanted to add some minutes how would i go about getting that done


paulette dandridge 6 years ago

how lond will take to get my phone


rosa vereen 6 years ago

i want to know how do i go about getting service i have a land line phone but the bill is just to high for me to pay,maybe you can help


Linda L Reed 6 years ago

tell me how


JUDY SIENNA 6 years ago

CAN I GET ANOTHER MODEL PHONE ?


Catherine Roberto 6 years ago

Where can I find the application for the free government phone. It is for an older woman who really needs all the help she can get and I am trying to help her. Please respond to.Mibuddy@verizon.net


alexis gitcho 6 years ago

I have a cell phone from the government for being on food stamps, but they have not added my minutes for this month(August).


Penni Davis 6 years ago

How can I get a phone?


carmen iris ramos 6 years ago

por las noticias y el peridico y las personas que llamaron me contaron


cindy melott 6 years ago

i heard about free cell through the goverment but can't find how to do it. I am on disability . my husband works but is going to have to get on it also. his liver is swelled as big as a 12 month preg. woman and he can't walk without a cane. he also has back problems. but right now he makes 2,161.44 every 2 weeks. I get 718.00 I have a lot of medical bills. will I be elgible


Christina 6 years ago

I have a prepaid verizon phone and i got the monthly plan on it and i am not able to put $75 on it every month is there any way verizon can help prepaid customer i really need this phone


Reba 6 years ago

How do you get the phone


donna evans 6 years ago

i need mimite to mine gov. phone for 2011 and the one i have will not work all the time the bottoms on it 217 2500 is the number my sister number is 937 549 4708


skoe 6 years ago

My phone got stolen what should or could I do? Or am I just without a phone?


shawn cottrell 6 years ago

Without a cell phone my family is not able to keep in touch this is important to us.


jamie  6 years ago

i signed up about 9 or 10 months ago and never recieved my phone


Russell E Sykes 6 years ago

How do I get a phone? My previous phone got broken.


donald estep 6 years ago

i lost my phone . how do i get it replaced


larhonda robinson 6 years ago

the free gov phone is a grreat phone for people like me who really cant afford a contract phone so go ahead and try i gaurantee u will like


LOLA D LONG 6 years ago

LOST MY PHONE


anner 5 years ago

I am trying to get my father a phone thay wont let me because he dont have a street name as thay say .its miller why is it he cant get one.I think thays very sad .


patsylarsen 5 years ago

my account is to get a phone my enrollment 5331046


joanne leavesseur 5 years ago

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF I CAN QUALIFY FOR A GOVERMENT FHONE


Sylvia Stinson 5 years ago

I need to verify my safelink benefits. Message on phone. Need to verify


timespace5115 5 years ago

Yes HI I am having problems with the cell phone that safelink sent me. Cal I apply for another phone from differend govermental phone sdervice?...By the way all safelink can say is.: "should be working right." The phone service I want to apply for is reach out wireless. I mean can u have two phones..Thanks


Greg Thomas 5 years ago

How can I download the applications for thses free phone programs. Send answer to my e-mail address gregthomas5872@yahoo.com

Thank you


regina head 5 years ago

you sent me a broke phone 1-18-11 it only work when it is puged in the wall it could be the battery or the charger. need help who do i contact.


GEORGE WATSON 5 years ago

PLEASE TELL ME HOW CAN I CAN GET MORE AIRTIME MIUNT


miterson 5 years ago

i need a cell phone plase


miterson 5 years ago

Hi im miterson im in the sixgrade and i want to now if i can get a free phone


mandy alvin 5 years ago

My phone was stolen, what do i do.


BrandiMoore 5 years ago

I am a single mom on welfare how do I appy for a free goverment phone?


BRANDIMOORE 5 years ago

YES GIRL YOU CAN GET A FREE PHONE JUST GO TO SAFELINK AN THEY WILL HELP YOU BECAUSE I JUST GOT ONE AS LONG AS YOU GET SOMETHING FROM THE STATE THEY WILL HELP YOU OK SO GET STARTED RIGHT NOW OK THIS PHONE HELP YOU WHEN YOU NEED HELP FROM A FAMILY MEMBERS GIVE IT A TRY IT CANT HURT.


ROBERT3716 5 years ago

I REALLY NEED THIS SERVICE TO BE ABLE TO PROCURE WORK AND SURVIVE IN TODAYS WORLD.


misty 5 years ago

fuck those government phones they tapped and you use it to much they cut it off but it suppose to be unlimited and im from oklahoma havent had this phone a month im going back to boost mobile boost is the best shouldnt of never left them so fuck truewireless they not what they say they are so dont fall for the bs


Lorraine E Pipkins 5 years ago

I have lost my free government fone and don't know how to receive another one.. I would like to receive another one as soon as possible. Thank you very much. Lorraine E Pipkins


Charles Trueheart 5 years ago

Can A Household get more then one cell phone ?


MARY COle  5 years ago

i have a free verizon phone that use to give me reguLAR MINT. BUT WHEN IT CAME DOWN TO REVERIFICTION FOR THE YEAR I WAS UNABLe to reverify my phone i have a moter roter verizon unLESS THEY GOT READ OF THAT KIND OF PHONE? sndhllw@aol.com


Tammy 4 years ago

I lost my phone which was free to me how can i replace it


randy 4 years ago

Hey I lost mine how do I get another and keep da same number


shellywarren 3 years ago

i would like to.know how can i git a free phone.i cant affored to git one.and i need one taely bad.p,s plazy hlep me git one.thinks shelly warren.


ernest 2 years ago

i been trying to get my my service days for another year but it would'nt let i need my service days and minute back i can't call my dr and my drive to get to the dr please help get it back just renew it u should have on files of my proofs

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