SafeLink Wireless Free Government Cell Phones (from SafeLink Wireless Website - www.safelink.com)
“SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers.”
“Lifeline Assistance is part of a program that was created by the government to provide discounted or free telephone service to income-eligible consumers. To help bring you this important benefit, SafeLink Wireless is proud to offer Lifeline Service. Through our Lifeline Service you will receive FREE cellular service, a FREE cell phone, and FREE Minutes every month! SafeLink Wireless Service does not cost anything – there are no contracts, no recurring fees and no monthly charges.”
“Any Minutes you do not use will roll-over. Features such as caller ID, call waiting and voicemail are all also included with your service. If you need additional Minutes, you can buy TracFone Airtime Cards at any TracFone retailer Walmart, Walgreens, Family Dollar, etc). SafeLink Airtime Cards will be available soon.”
“Your exact benefits, including the number of free Minutes you will receive, depend on the state you live in.”
Free cell phone from Safelink Wireless: how to qualify
“The process to qualify for Lifeline Service depends on the State you live in. In general, you may qualify if…
You already participate in other State or Federal assistance program such as Federal Public Housing Assistance, Food Stamps and Medicaid. OR
Your total household income is at or below 135% of the poverty guidelines set by your State and/or the Federal Government. AND
No one in your household currently receives Lifeline Service through another phone carrier.
You have a valid United States Postal Address. In order for us to ship you your free phone you must live at a residence that can receive mail from the US Post Office. Sorry, but P.O. Boxes cannot be accepted.
In addition to meeting the guidelines above you will also be required to provide proof of your participation in an assistance program, or proof of your income level.
NEWS FLASH: September 2016 California Only
Now requiring the address on the account to match the address that is on the identification. If the address that the customer lives at is not on the identification that they provide please have them go to the DMV and get a change of address. Please note that any app that is submitted that does not follow this guideline will be rejected.
FORTUNATELY, we also offer the forms for the DMV so you or your clients can get a Free California ID.
See our SOMO calendar (on our Home Page) to find us in El Dorado County.