If you haven’t heard that the government is supporting a free cell phone service in Ohio. 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 2012.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 30 states so far;
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 a month for free. Text messaging is available but it will cost you about 1 minute from your free minutes. The minutes replenish every month. If you run out during that month you can purchase additional airtime. I believe you can buy TracFone cards at a local retailer like Walmart, CVS, Target and some local Gas Stations.
How do I qualify? If you currently receiving any assistance or participating in programs from the State of Ohio 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.