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Free Cell Phone For Low Income Families Safelink Wireless

Updated on August 10, 2011

Never be left without a phone again.

SafeLink wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible individuals.

So I get a free cell phone?

Yes, you will get a cell phone with 60 minutes airtime added every month. As of right now (10/19/09) they are sending out a Motorola W175g.  The minutes even roll over. The phone is also based on Tracfone wireless so you can add minutes anytime you want.

How long until I get my phone?

Pending approval the phone can be there in as  little as 7 days!

What does it take to qualify.

If your household income is below 135% of the poverty guidelines or you participate in assistance programs such as Public Housing Assistance, Food stamps and medicaid.  (see safelink.com for a complete listing).

What States are in this program?

As of 10/19/09 SafeLink service is offered in Alabama, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin... with many more states being added in the future.

This sounds too good to be true...

Well it isn't.  Goto safelink.com today and fill out the short application to get you or your loved one the security of a cell phone.

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    • you2pointzero profile imageAUTHOR

      you2pointzero 

      6 years ago from Illinois, USA

      Yes, I send and receive text messages all the time.

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      yevonne hutson 

      6 years ago

      i need to know if i can down load text messages from my phone?

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      gina 

      6 years ago

      can MY friend get a safelink phone being 17yrs of age and being emancipated?

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      Jo Anne 

      6 years ago

      Only the plan with 125 min roll over your minutes.

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      Vanessa Dillard 

      7 years ago

      If you have a safe link phone , how come your minute do not roll over. until the next mouth

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      Ethel R. Pugh 

      7 years ago

      I love my Safelink phone. I am homeless and it is the only way I have to keep in touch, but now my charger broke. I need a new one. I keep trying to call them , but you can't get through to a living person. Can you help me?

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      mary smith 

      7 years ago

      I want to change my plan but don't know where to go to do it

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      Linda Kearns 

      7 years ago

      I want to apply for the free phone and minutes.I am a senior on disability,don't draw a big check each month.I have to take a lot of meds.and go to the dr. a lot.I owe a lot and i just can't make it.I also want to apply for the internet services.Thanks

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      fred winkler 

      7 years ago

      my phone is not working right my phone has my soon to be ex wifes phone number and hers says unregisterd sim card what can you do for us

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      NIKQUITA HAYNES 

      7 years ago

      I HAVE SINGUP FOR IT AND TO SEE IS IT TRUE

    • you2pointzero profile imageAUTHOR

      you2pointzero 

      8 years ago from Illinois, USA

      @Kelly Thomas goto http://www.safelink.com and sign up there.

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      kelly thomas 

      8 years ago

      how do i go about getting a free cell phone,

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      AGRACE 

      8 years ago

      U HAVE TO GO INTO YOUR PREPAID MENU OPTION AND THEN GO TO ADD AIRTIME AND THEN WHEN IT ASKS FOR AN AIRTIME CODE ENTER 555 THE SYSTEM WILL THEN UPDATE AND GIVE U YOUR MINUTES. YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR PHONE ON TO GET THE MINUTES. EVEN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH ON THE 1ST YOU HAVE TO HAVE YOUR PHONE ACTUALLY TURNED ON TO GET YOUR MINUTES.

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      pat gudaitis 

      8 years ago

      I live in Texas can i get a phone?

    • you2pointzero profile imageAUTHOR

      you2pointzero 

      8 years ago from Illinois, USA

      @Bowman

      I have never had to go through the steps to redeem minutes so I don't have an answer for you.

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      bowman 

      8 years ago

      I didn't receive my free mins this month I think my cell phone was off, i went to website it showed me how to redeem my mins, but how long does it take for the minutes to come on your phone.

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      DaBears 

      8 years ago

      This program has been offered by safelink for a while now. I know it is making its way across the nation and every month, new regions are added. I believe it started in the southeast and has gone as far west as Colorado. It is great because it provides a means of communication for emergencies to those who might not have the means of providing one for themselves. It provides a basic, sturdy, quality phone and about 60 minutes of talk time. Again, it is an emergency phone that can be used for calls other than just 9-1-1. Good stuff tracfone, keep it up!

    • you2pointzero profile imageAUTHOR

      you2pointzero 

      8 years ago from Illinois, USA

      You would have to check with safelink for that information. Did you review the qualifying information on the site? Hopefully something can be worked out for you.

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      jessica 

      8 years ago

      I can't get it to work for me i'm 20 years old i have 2 kids and no job.

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