Finally the government offers a free cell phone program through a company called Safelink Wireless powered by TracFone. The ‘Lifeline service’ requires you to provide some information so you can meet certain qualifications. The government supported program is available in over 40 states (states and eligibility requirements listed below) eventually majority of the U.S states will be added at a later date.
Overall” This service could benefit you greatly; if you can’t afford a cell phone bill. Think of it this way; this is your lifeline. Indeed everyone should own a cell phone because pay phones continues to decrease rapidly around neighborhoods and shopping centers nationwide and #1 reason; personal emergencies. However the service is only provided to low income families depending on your state’s poverty level or guidelines.” Basically you have to be receiving some type of assistance or aid through the government. Disabilities, SSI or Unemployed could depend on the income you receiving weekly or monthly and your State requirements.
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.
Eligible States are: *Ohio, * Puerto Rico,* Texas, * DC,* Virginia, * Delaware, * Connecticut,* Alabama,* West Virginia,* New Hampshire,* Massachusetts,* Wisconsin,* North Carolina,* Georgia,* Tennessee,* New York,* Florida,* New Jersey,* Michigan + more…
Stay Tuned! more to come at a later date.
Qualifications: call 1-800-SAFELINK or visit www.safelink.com
To contact Safelink support go to the website or call the 800 number. 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 Safelink phone.