Assurance Wireless now provides Lifeline cell phones to Georgia

Eligible low-income residents of Georgia now have another choice in receiving a free cell phone and 250 minutes of service monthly, compliments of the federal government’s Lifeline program. This month, Assurance Wireless, a subsidiary of Virgin Mobile, has joined Safelink Wireless and ReachOut Wireless to provide these free phones in Georgia.

More than 104,000 Georgia residents are currently without a job. Assurance Wireless gives eligible customers the ability to provide a contact number and return calls to a prospective employer, which, studies show, can improve the chances of securing employment as well as provide a simple way to stay connected to family in case of emergencies.

“With more than 16.5 percent of Georgians living below the federal poverty line 2, it’s clear that the state’s economic crisis has had an impact on residents’ ability to find work and pay monthly bills,” said Gary Carter, Manager for National Partnerships for Assurance Wireless. “As a Georgia resident myself, I am excited at the prospect of helping residents here stay connected with potential employers and ultimately get back on their feet.”

You most likely qualify for a free cell phone from Assurance Wireless if you participate in Medicaid, Food Stamps/SNAP, Social Security Income (SSI), or other government aid programs, or if your household income meets certain government guidelines in your area.

Assurance Wireless is currently available in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia. And they’ll be coming soon to other states across the country.

Source: The Street


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  1. Joe Merchant says

    I just moved to the area. I had a government phone in Tx. How can I change over to Ga? I am in the process of looking for work. Not an easy task with no transportation in the Buford Ga area, but I am trying everyday.

    Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to have a cell phone here in Ga.

    Joe Merchant


    Can you tell me who to contact in Georgia for my free cell phone? Im receiving SSI and im in the poverty level 1 with $12,000 a year. Helppp Please

  3. John Derek Joyner says

    I am disabled and have applied for S.S. benefits . I’m now waiting on a hearing date. I have a very low budget and I thank you for any help. J. Derek Joyner

  4. Cheryl Sutton says

    Can I get one for my Dad ,he is 88 and would like for him to have one in case he needs to call his children and for emergencies?? he is on Medicaid,Can I get one for him? Thanks,Cheryl

  5. Ashley says

    My name is Ashley and i do nt have a house phone or a cell phone so when my ex leaves at night 4 wrk i am left w/ no phone @ all so if sumthin was to happen 2me or my son i could not even call for help. Me and my fiance just decided to splitand now I am going back to albany and I dont have a job n I do not know here I willeven stay i wuldb a big help to get the Obama phone so I can have a way to contact places so I c an get a job and start my life all over w/out it I will not have a phone number to give to the places That I apply for job at and w/out a nmbe for them to reach me I know i will not get thejob. It just would b such a big help if I got the obama Phone I need sum help now and I normally d not ever ask 4help Im normally so indepedant but for 1yr i have noty wrkd and i have depended on my fince 2take care of me and now I ma on m own and I reallyeed a phoe. Howdo I get it?

  6. jo anne hester says

    I am 62 years old,am on SSI. I don’t have a cell phone and when the power goes out, i cannot get in touch with anyone. I can not afford to buy a cell phone.

  7. shae says

    please help me get one cause im the only one in the faMLIY THAT DONT GAVE ONE AND IM 15 YEARS OLD PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME GET ONE WHAT I NEED TO DO????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11