Assurance Wireless Free Cell Phones

Free Phone, 250-500 minutes and UNLIMITED texts each month
IN CALIFORNIA: Unlimited Talk and Text!

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Assurance Wireless, a Sprint/Nextel company, is currently available in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. And, as with their competitors, they’ll be coming soon to other states across the country.

If you qualify for an Assurance Wireless government phone, and requirements vary from state to state, you will get a free cell phone, at least 250-500 minutes of airtime and unlimited text messages at absolutely no cost. If up to 500 minutes are not enough, you can get more minutes for a low monthly fee, or more minutes can be added as needed with Virgin Mobile Top-Up cards, available from thousands of retailers nationwide.

Assurance Wireless is one of the biggest and fastest growing companies offering free cell phones through the federal Lifeline Assistance program, and it continues to grow rapidly because it is a subsidiary of Virgin Mobile, which itself is a subsidiary of Sprint/Nextel. They are the second largest company, behind Safelink Wireless. Although with their aggressive plans they’ve recently released, Safelink needs to be looking over their shoulder.

SPECIAL ALERT: Free cell phone & 500 free minutes (for the first 4 months) and unlimited free texts each month. After 4 months, you get 250 free voice minutes each month. You will continue to receive unlimited free texts each month for as long as you are eligible.

UNLIMITED IN CALIFORNIA: And residents of the nation’s most populous state get the best deal to be found anywhere: unlimited minutes and unlimited texts. Unbelievable, but true.

Are You Eligible?

Eligibility requirements for an Assurance phone and minutes often vary slightly from state to state, but you probably qualify for a phone from the company if you participate in any of the following government aid programs:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • National School Lunch Program's Free Lunch Program
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Head Start (if income eligibility criteria are met)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
  • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF)
  • State assistance programs (check your state).

If you are not on a government assistance program that is Lifeline-approved for your state, you can still qualify if your household income meets certain government guidelines in your area — namely, if it is at our below 135-150% (may vary upon state) of the federal poverty level. Submit your Assurance Wireless application online or via mail to see if you qualify.

Features and Plans

Assurance Wireless phones are modern mobile phones with a wide range of standard features such as voicemail, call waiting and caller id. The basic plan is a free phone and 250 free minutes plus unlimited domestic text messages each month (unused minutes do not rollover into the next month). But there are specials, differences in some states, and additional plans you can purchase. Here’s the rundown:

California Plan: Unlimited voice and text.

Basic Plan: 250 free voice minutes and unlimited free texts.

Current Bonus: an extra 250 free voice minutes each month for the first 4 months of service.

Extra $5 per month: additional 250 voice minutes.
Extra $30 per month: add unlimited voice and web.

* Buy Virgin Mobile Top-Up cards from thousands of stores across the country. Or use credit, debit or PayPal.

Be Sure to Compare Assurance Wireless with Other Options in Your State

Assurance Wireless is just one of the many Lifeline Cell Phone providers in your state. Some states have over a dozen cell phone providers to choose from. Plans and phone choices often vary substantially between providers and you owe it to yourself to look at them all. To begin your comparison shopping, please see our phone providers by state page and click on your state.

Contact Assurance Wireless

AssuranceWireless.com
Assurance Wireless
P.O. Box 686
Parsippany, NJ 07054
1-888-898-4888
Email: ourteam@assurancewireless.com

Further Reading on Assurance Wireless

Latest News on Assurance Wireless

How many free government cell phones are out there? Who are the biggest providers? - How many free government cell phones are out there? Ten million, twenty million? Who are the biggest Lifeline phone providers?
High demand for free phones meets high temperatures, chaos ensues - WOWT-TV reports that things got a little heated recently when Life Wireless tried to give free government cell phones to low income residents of Omaha, Nebraska.
High tech innovations stop fraud in free government cell phone program - Contractors like Life Wireless and its subcontractors have gone the extra mile to make sure only eligible individuals are processed for the phones.
Free cell phone competition heats up in Arizona: Life Wireless and Assurance Wireless now enter the fray - Life Wireless and Assurance Wireless have officially opened their doors in the Grand Canyon State and are now offering Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones to the state’s low-income residents.
Minnesota introduces fantastic new way to distribute free government cell phones - Life Wireless free government cell phones are now being distributed by FreePhoneMN in Minnesota through the public library system.
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  1. timothy moffet says

    Why is it so difficult to receive a free phone? People with physical or mental issues need this service desperately. I sent copies of my food stamp and Medicaid cards. I have a pay-as-you-go phone now, and will use up precious minutes going through the frustrating phone tree stuff. I don’t need the extra stress!!!!!

  2. Marian Schvart says

    On Nov.29 2014 I will go from Ohio to Florida to spend 4 Mo. there.I don’t have a Cell Phone To use in case of emergency and in time where I will be in Florida.My self & my wife make $2000/Mo in social security.Are we qualify for this program ?

  3. Malorie says

    I applied for your free phone and now my account says its active on 9/19. How long does it take to receive the phone and will I receive one. thanks

    • Brigitte says

      I had an assurrance wireles, I used it to call my family but I missed placed it and now I need to get another one, so I had to ask. How do you ask for that phone to be turned of and discontinue it?

      • Leo Hall says

        I also lost or my phone was stolen, i did not think i could get another one. how can i get another one and can i find out if someone is using my phone

  4. Linda BACON says

    Lifeline wireless told my phone company I had got an account with them.( I had applied but sent no proof of government assistance) so my company cut off my lifeline service and I had a full I’ll for this month. So I cancel my home phone, because they did not contact me. Now I am with Medicaid, and cannot get threw to lifeline because they say I have lifeline with my home town company.

  5. rasheba says

    I applied for a phone on 09/08/14 they said i was approved gave me my pin # and told me i @ should be receiving a letter in the mail just sign it mail it back and i should be receiving my phone only problem is i never received the letter so now what

  6. Darlene Foster says

    I need a new phone as my is phone does not get incoming calls or outgoing calls I have a assurance wireless and don’t no how to get replaced

  7. Jason Stover says

    Hi, I filed for a free phone about 5 weeks ago and the lady said it would be here in about 4 to 6 weeks. I still haven’t gotten it and I am now wondering if I got scammed. Can you please send me my free phone that I was to get?

    • Free Government Cell Phones says

      5 weeks is within 4-6 weeks, so it’s still in the time frame. These companies are all slow though.

  8. Sarah says

    I applied for assurance over 2 weeks ago, i got an enail on Sept. 15 sayibg that my app had been processed and my service has been activated…only problem is…i never got my phone?!?!! Ive been waiting for it to come in the mail but its still not here! So now my account and service is active but its just wastibg away bc they never gave me a phone to use!! I have no idea what to do now considering every number they give u to contact them diesnt allow u to speak with an operator!!!!

  9. sheila says

    NOT GET MY TS SEE IF THEY WELL GET IT RIGHT

    PHONE TELL THE OUTHER ONE WAS RETURNED. OULDWELL I GOT YOU ALL BEAT, FILED OUT APP ON 8614 THEY SENT IT TO THE WRONG ADDRESS. CALLED BACK TWO WEEKS LATER WAS TOLD I WILL NOT GET PHONE TELL THE FRIST WAS RETURNED. NOW THAT WAS BEFOR THE 81714 ITS NOW 91514 AND STILL NO PHONE . I CALLED AND CHANGED MY ADDRESS SAID I GOT 7 TO 10 WORKING DAYS AGAIN. SO NOW LETS SEE IF THEY WELL GET IT RIGHT. MORE TO COME IN 10 DAYS . A VERRY UNHAPPY COUSTERMER ……

  10. Mary Goings says

    I applied for a free phone on 8/29 on 9/09 i was told give them 3 days more to process. Today 9/15 told me that my physical address does not exist. I have a mailing PO Box and gave both. What now???

  11. Bonnie Cleary says

    My case worker faxed assurance fax number that was on the applacation. An she faxed applacation an proof of food stamps an medicaid I recieve. Said would receive free assurance cell phone within 10 days. Been 2 weeks .can I get a cell phone please to be sent soon.Total disabled need a ph to get help when I need it.like to Dr’s get gro. .an rides to church an etc Thanks so much.

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