If you haven’t heard that the government is giving away free cell phones in Connecticut. Today you will see how to qualify for a free cell phone. The qualifications you need to be eligible for a new and free wireless phone in 2017. The company is service called lifeline. Lifeline is a government supported program that offers a cell phone and service to low income families. The program is available in Connecticut.
Connecticut cities, townships and communities ( Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury, Norwalk, Danbury, New Britain, Bristol, Meriden, Milford, West Haven, Middletown, Norwich, Shelton, Torrington, New London, Ansonia, Derby, Groton + 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. No contract, No cost or fees and you get 250 minutes and unlimited 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 or online.
How do I qualify? If you currently receiving any assistance or participating in programs from the State of Connecticut 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)
What do I get when I receive the Free cell phone and service at No cost in Connecticut:
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 Connecticut.
Resources – visit www.safelink.com.