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 wireless phone in 2014. The company is called Safelink Wireless that has a service called lifeline. Lifeline is a government supported program that offers a wireless phone to low income families. The program is only available in over 40 states so far;
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 government phone. No contract, No cost or fees and you get 250 minutes and 1000 text messages a month for free. The minutes replenish every month. If you run out during that month you can purchase additional airtime. You can buy TracFone cards at a local retailers like Dollar General, Family Dollar, Simple Mobile Solutions, Walmart, CVS, Kmart, Target, Radio Shack, Walgreens, and Rite Aid stores.
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)
(noted it could be additional services that qualifies for the Lifeline program)
Resources – visit www.safelink.com.
How do i apply and what do I get when I receive the Free wireless cell phone at No cost in Maine:
250 Free minutes and 1000 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.