Finally there is a program supported by the government which offers a free cell phone and service through Assurance Wireless powered Virgin mobile. To get Free Government Cell Phones you are required to provide some information so you can meet certain qualifications. The program is available in over 30 states (states and eligibility requirements listed below).
Overall” This free service could benefit you and your family greatly; if you can’t afford a cell phone bill. Indeed everyone should own a cell phone because pay phones continues to decrease rapidly around neighborhoods and shopping centers nationwide and the number one reason is “personal emergencies”. You can also keep in touch with family and your doctor in case of a medical emergency. A potential employer can easily reach you with a job offer if you have a Assurance Wireless Free Cell Phone. However the program is only provided to low income families depending on your state’s poverty level or guidelines.
Qualifications are:(noted eligibility requirements could vary by state)
How do I qualify? If you currently receiving any assistance or participating in programs noted below. You may be eligible to receive your Free cell phone + minutes + unlimited text messages.
-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 depending on your state’s poverty income level or guidelines.
What do I get when I receive the Free government supported Assurance Wireless cell phone: 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. You can also keep your current home or cell phone number.
Can I use My previous cell phone or smart phone? No
Only selected Virgin Mobile phones that Assurance Wireless provide you with. So no smart phones like Blackberrys, Androids or iPhones. For everything to work properly you should use the cell phone Assurance Wireless provide you with.
California offers FREEdomSM Plan from Assurance Wireless powered by Virgin Mobile. The California LifeLine plans offers a FREE cell phone + Unlimited FREE voice minutes + Unlimited FREE texts +voicemail + call waiting + caller ID +No Annual Contract + Nationwide Network Coverage + 911 Access each month if you qualify.(California Only). Only one cell phone + service is allowed per household in California.
Florida offers 500 Free minutes + Unlimited texts for the first 5 months (Florida 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.
Eligible States are:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin+ more.
Just a quick note here: You will be require to provide proof of eligibility requirements every year; such as Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) or Section 8, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid. You will get a yearly renewal letter in the mail so you can remain eligible. Only one cell phone and service is allowed per household.
Stay Tuned! more to come at a later date.
If you have any issues with the phone or lose the phone. The site has a F.A.Q section on the site to solve any issues with your Assurance cell phone.