If you haven’t heard that the government is giving away free cell phones, minutes and texts in Florida. Today you will see how to qualify for a free cell phone. The qualifications you need to be eligible for a new free wireless phone in 2015. The service called lifeline. However there are many companies that offer the Lifeline service that is a government supported program that offers a cell phone to low income families that qualify.
Florida cities, townships and communities (Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa Bay, Saint Petersburg, Hialeah, Tallahassee, Fort Lauderdale, Port Saint Lucie, Pembroke Pines + 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 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 in Florida that qualify. The qualifications are noted below.
How do I qualify? If you currently receiving any assistance or participating in programs from the State of Florida 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 Florida:
250 Free minutes and unlimited 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 Florida.