If you haven’t heard that the government is supporting a free cell phone service in Maine. Today you will see how to qualify for a free cell phone for low income families. The qualifications you need to be eligible for a new and free cell phone in 2017. The service is called lifeline. Lifeline is a government supported program that offers a cell phone at No Cost to low income families. The program is available in Maine.
Maine cities, townships and communities (Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Belfast, Biddeford, Brewer, Calais, Caribou, Eastport, Ellsworth, Gardiner, Hallowell, Lewiston, Old Town, Portland, Presque Isle, Rockland, Saco, Sanford, South Portland, Waterville, Westbrook + more..) All cities are eligible for the free cell phone and service.
Safelink Wireless Lifeline service is powered by Tracfone that offers free perks with your new cell phone in Maine. No contract, No cost or fees and you get 500 free minutes and unlimited text messages for the first 4 months. After the first 4 months your get 250 Minutes and Unlimited Texts replenish every month on the cell phone they provide you. If you run out of minutes during that month you can purchase additional airtime and other plans. You can buy TracFone cards at a local retailers like Dollar General, Family Dollar, Simple Mobile Solutions, Walmart, CVS, Kmart, Target, Radio Shack, Walgreen’s, and Rite Aid stores or purchase them online. The lifeline service is only for low income families only in Maine that qualify. The qualifications are noted below.
Assurance Wireless Lifeline service is powered by Virgin Wireless that offers 500 Free minutes + Unlimited texts for the first 4 months (New Customers only). After 250 minutes and Unlimited texts replenished every month for local and long distance within the United States, voicemail, call waiting and caller ID. Additional plans are available. For instance, $5 per month you will receive a grand total of 500 voice minutes per month (250 Min + your 250 Free Min). $20 per month you will receive a total of 1,000 voice minutes per month (750 Min + your 250 Free Min), also you get unlimited text messages month in Maine. The qualifications are noted below.
How do I qualify? If you currently receiving any assistance or participating in programs from the State of Maine you may qualify for the phone.
-Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
-Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
-Federal Public Housing Assistance and Section 8
-National School Lunch (Only Free Program)
-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
-Food Stamps (EBT)
(noted it could be additional services that qualifies for the Lifeline program)
Resources – visit www.safelink.com.
What do I get when I receive the Free wireless cell phone at No cost in Maine:
250 Free minutes and unlimited Free texts replenish every month for local and long distance within the United States, voicemail, call waiting and caller ID. Remember there is no activation fee, no contract, no fees. However the program is only provided to low income families. Only one cell phone and service is allowed per household in Maine.