Assurance Wireless Free Cell Phones

Phone and 250 minutes and 250 texts each month
500 & 1,000 Minute Plans Also Available

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Assurance Wireless is one of the newer companies offering free cell phones through the federal Lifeline Assistance program, and it’s growing rapidly because it is a subsidiary of Virgin Mobile, which itself is a subsidiary of Sprint/Nextel. In fact, our research shows it is the fastest growing Lifeline cell phone company.

If you qualify, and requirements vary from state to state, you will get an Assurance phone and 250 minutes of airtime and 250 text messages with the Assurance Wireless program at absolutely no cost. If 250 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.

The Assurance cell phone 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, 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.

Who is 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 Medicaid, Food Stamps/SNAP, General Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8), Home Energy Assistance Programs (HEAP, LIHEAP & E-HEAP), The National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program, Supplemental Security Income (SSDI) or possibly some other public assistance programs.

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.

For further information on the exact rules for your state, please go to our state-by-state free phone provider page, click on your state, and read the exact criteria.

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 250 domestic messages (text, IM and emails) each month (unused minutes do not rollover into the next month). If you need additional services they’re available at very reasonable prices. For example, for just $5 per month you will receive: 500 voice minutes and 500 texts. For just $20 per month you will receive 1,000 voice minutes and 1,000 texts. For $30 a month you’ll get unlimited voice, text and web.

Contact Assurance Wireless:
Assurance Wireless
P.O. Box 686
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Please note: there are almost a dozen other companies that participate in the free cell phone program. You should take a look at all free cell phone providers before making a decision.

Further Reading on Assurance Wireless

Latest News on Assurance Wireless

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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.