How Do I Receive A Free Cell Phone?

Where Do You Find A Free Phone?

How Do I Receive A Free Cell Phone?

So, how do I receive a free cell phone? I will answer this question but first I hope you do not need a free phone. However, if you have low-income, either at or below 135% of federal poverty guidelines you may receive a free phone through the Federal program, Lifeline.

In 2005, Lifeline discounts were made available to qualifying low-income consumers on pre-paid wireless service plans in addition to traditional landline service.

Lifeline is part of the Universal Service Fund.

The Lifeline program is available in every state to eligible low-income consumers.

In order to qualify for the Lifeline program you must have proof of your eligibility. 

You can provide proof if you participate in one of these assistance programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public House Assistance (Section 8)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance

You can only have one discounted wireless cell phone per household.

Before I became stricken with a chronic illness I could not comprehend the importance of a free or discounted phone to people in need.

As my world has changed I can understand the financial struggles of the chronically ill. Many chronically ill people are unable to work and are not able to afford the expense of a cell phone.

Without a cell phone the chronically ill can find it difficult to schedule doctor appointments, find resources and order medication.

To the chronic ill that live below the poverty line a phone is not a luxury but a necessity.

To Find Out Where You Can Receive Your Free PhoneClick Here.

You can read about additional Government Resources at HypoGal and Government Resources.

Resources: http://www.fcc.gov/lifeline

http://www.lifelinesupport.org/ls/

 

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