Instructions: How to get a Government Cell Phone at Minutes at No Charge

These articles will give you an overview of how the free cell phones from the government program works, and how you can get yours. But here it is on one sentence: If you are under approximately 135-150% of the poverty level or you already participate in a government assistance program, you are most likely eligible to receive a mobile phone and minutes, at no charge, from any of several Lifeline phone program providers — the biggest being Safelink Wireless, ReachOut Wireless, Assurance Wirelessin most U.S. states.

Read the following pages in order to see if you qualify and who to get the phone from:

Free cell phones? We know this sounds too good to be true. And according to that old saying, “If it sounds to good to be true, it’s probably not true.” But in this case the old saying is wrong. Read now.

Who qualifies? There are a few rules and restrictions and not everyone qualifies for this incredible offer, but many people do. Read now.

How do I get a free government phone? There are several regional, national and international companies that specialize in these free government cell phones. Click through to learn more about them. Read now.

Which companies serve my state? At latest count, 35 states, plus Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico have agreements with one or more cell phone companies to provide free mobile phones and minutes to qualified recipients. Go to this page and click on your state to see who to call. Read now.

If you still have questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page. Or join the discussion at our Free Government Phones Facebook page where we answer every question.