ReachOut Wireless Free Cell Phones & Service

This regional provider in 26 states can supply you with a free cell phone and 250 minutes each and every month.

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ReachOut Wireless ­is the third largest company in America that gives out free phones to the financially disadvantaged, compliments of the federal government’s Lifeline Assistance program. While ReachOut is not as large as Assurance Wireless and Safelink Wireless, it is still an outstanding option. All the companies give you roughly the same thing: a free phone and up to 250 minutes of service per month. But there are subtle differences between the plans and the phones they give out.

Free government cell phone companies have to qualify state-by-state. Currently, ReachOut has been approved to offer the LifeLine cell phone in 26 states. If you live in any of the following states you may be able to get a phone from them: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Aside from living in the right state, you will have to qualify. It’s simple to know if you qualify. The easiest way is if you already receive assistance from any one of the following government programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • Supplemental Security Income (also know as SSI)
  • Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF)
  • National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch

If you are eligible through one of these programs (and perhaps others — check your state page), it’s really easy to complete the application. You merely have to sign under penalty of perjury that you are on the program. There is no submission of proof required.

And you can also qualify by a low-income status. If your total household income is below between 135-150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, depending upon what state you are in, you can qualify. You’ll have to submit some proof of income with this type of application.

Cell phones from ReachOut Wireless offer the following features:

  • 3-Way Calling
  • Call Forwarding
  • Caller ID
  • Call Waiting
  • International Long Distance
  • Select Text Messaging
  • Voice Mail

For a small fee monthly fee, you can also upgrade your phone and your services.

Before you call ReachOut Wireless be sure to go to your state and see who all the vendors are there. You are likely to have several choices, and you’ll be able to choose the plan that best suits your needs.

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

Reachout Wireless is just one of the many free cell phone providers in your state. Quite a few states have over a dozen cell phone providers to choose from, with all have at least several. 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 state-by-state phone providers page and click on your state.

The free plan limits you to 250 minutes per month, but you can buy more. We’ve created a page that thoroughly covers this subject here: ReachOut Wireless Minutes.

ReachOut Wireless is a company of Nexus Communications.

Contact Reachout Wireless

www.ReachOut Wireless.com
Nexus Communications, Inc.
P.O. Box 247168
Columbus, OH 43224
Enrollment Support: 1-877-870-9444
Technical Support: 1-888-820-6587
Customer Service: 1-877-870-9222
Fax: 1-877-870-9333

Further Reading on ReachOut Wireless

How to get a free government cell phone in California - The California Lifeline program offers great deals on free cell phone service in California. Unlimited voice and text. Many providers to choose from.
Assurance Wireless gets aggressive: Introduces unlimited talk/unlimited text Lifeline plan in California - Assurance Wireless just introduced the best plan in the free government cell phone business. California customers now get free unlimited talk, free unlimited texting, and of course, a free cell phone.
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?
MORE MINUTES BUT NO MORE MONEY:
Free government cell phone companies boosting number of free talk minutes and free texts
- Good news for consumers! Top Lifeline phone companies are now attempting to lure in more customers with more free talk and more free texts.
Free government cell phones program expanding into internet smartphones - Lifeline Assistance, instead of giving its customers basic free cell phones, Lifeline Assistance companies will soon begin offering internet-capable smartphones.
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  1. Sylvester S. Murphy says

    I am writing because your company has not given me my 250 free minutes for the month of November an i was wondering if i was going to receive them before this month is over.
    This is the second month in a row that i have not received my free minutes and i would hate to have to contact the people inside the government that pay your company to let them know that you are defrauding them out of tax payer money for services that you are not providing.
    Last i checked that was a criminal offence that could cost you alot of money, that i am sure you do not want to lose, especially with all the complaints that are on the internet about your company from costumers.
    thank you for dealing with this matter in advance because i personally have never had a problem that your company didn’t try to rectify.

  2. latoya says

    This is the worst company in the world!!! The customer service representatives are RUDE AS F**k!!! At least bring the jobs back to the states .. the ppl handling our account can barely speak proper English…

  3. ROSEMARY CLARK says

    MY NUMBER IS 504228****. I DID MY RECERT OVER THE PHONE. I AM 83 YRS OLD AND TRYED TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS TO THE BEST. THAT I COULD. THEY SAID I AM NO LONGER ELIGIBLE. I STILL RECEIVE FOOD STAMPS AND SSI. PLEASE TURN MY PHONE BACK ON. THANK YOU.

  4. Freda Rivers says

    I like to switch my headset to MODEL NO UX660 SIM 610XPNY016879 MEID A00000321AC54 . YOU CAN REACH ME AT 614307**** BY TEXT IF YOU CAN DO IT

  5. Jeff Schwersinske says

    I got a wi verizon motorola wireless phone free phone,got call,min up date, phone wore out 1 call it,s dead,info up grade phone? 262/327/**** Jeff Schwersinske ***** w north ave apt 210 Milwaukee Wi 53226 can you send me one? Im using a Best buy phone it shot to cant hear on it to good 414/722/**** $32.oo a mouth buy a new phone,send me new phone

  6. georgette reynolds says

    I already have a account but my phone doesen’t work and would like a new one.My number is 661-305-**** ,I’m not getting any answers from my email.

  7. Pamela Alkire says

    I have recently been Riffed from my job. I cant afford a phone. If you could please help me with a phone to find a job?

    Thank you,
    Pam Alkire

  8. Carla Slatton says

    Why is Reachout mailing out thousands of mailers saying people in northern california can get a cell phone from you all. Only to find out it’s some sort of cruel joke, because us in ca. aren’t going to get one. I felt relief that finally I would “catch a break”… ha ha jokes on me.

  9. edward a.penalber says

    newer phones are beyond my limited income,survived,stage 4 cancer,now i need phone to stay in contact with doctors and family

  10. james thompson says

    my wife and i are on public asssitance and need low cost high speed internet or broadband are there any recommendations here for southern california?

    thank you for your help

  11. Gene says

    This is absolutely the worst example of government-subsidized monopoly.
    Staff is lazy, incompetent and rude.
    Services are non-existent.
    This is what luck of competition does.
    I originally came from Soviet Union, but even there services were not this obnoxious.
    3.5 hours on the phone!
    12 working days to deliver a phone!
    Customer has to call back in 7 days to get a tracking number!!!
    This idiots look down on their customers and revel in their “power”

    What a miserable place!!!!

    • just_saying says

      Gene, please go back to Russia. The taxes I have been paying my whole life were not meant for you, who just shows up and expects free stuff with excellent service.
      I’m sure Vladimir will accept you and give you free things.

  12. Domenico Armani says

    I AM LIVID!!!!!!! I got a text for my review. It stated the minutes would NOT count against me. BUT THEY DID!!!!!!! I lost 57 minutes trying to recertify!!!!!!!!!!! WTF???????

  13. Marnitaward says

    I made a mistake and put facebook on my phone for a email address, every month when I receive my minutes on the 3th of each month they are gone on the 9th . My minutes last me until the next month , I am not a talker I get to make two phone calls for the past two months, how can I remove this from my phone ? Be cause I’m about to let this phone go. It’s no use to me now. Help please.

    • same situation says

      im not part of this company but its an easy fix…go into your facebook page and in your settings go to where you put your phone number in there and remove your number from receiving texts or emails..i did and my minutes were stopped from facebook…

  14. Delilah O. Johnson says

    I’ve been trying to get through to customer service. There were 17 people ahead of me. I put the phone on speaker, an hour later there were STILL 17 people ahead of me. Typical government inefficiency!

    I have a phone through California life line. I am supposed to get 250 Free minutes per month, but am told I have to recertify, and want me to sign the recertification with an e-signature. How the heck do I know what that is?

  15. Gail Workman says

    I have a free phone and it won’t hold charge and today something happened to all my minutes. I sent you my eligablity paper from Guernsey Muskingum Electric where I got help this summer. I have e-mailed it to you and had my senior Center fax it to you. Their fax number is 740-439-7478 and it was faxed on September 27, 2014 from Guernsey County Senior Center, Inc.

    I have tried calling you several times and I am always caller 80 or 120 and I waited one day on my home phone for 4 hours to talk to you and someone said I had other service and I called my phone company and they sent me a letter saying they had removed it from my bill. I didn’t even know I had it. I faxed that paper to you also. My home phone number is 740-489-**** if you want to talk to me.

    I would appreciate a new phone that I can use. Please let me know what is going on.

    Thanks

    GW

    • Free Government Cell Phones says

      We wish we could help, but we’re not Reachout Wireless, nor do we have an association with them.

    • Robert C Manthey says

      Did you ever try their chat? I get excellent service from them and you’re not on the phone, it’s all internet based. I use chat for a lot of things. I don’t remember the last time I actually called them.

  16. linda huzzie says

    I has a reach out phone but it got lost l would like another phone sent to my home at *** Webster street Lagrange game 30241 thank u

      • Robert C Manthey says

        I don’t think any of them provide a second phone for free, only the first one. Of course, I’m always upgrading my phone, but I do know only provides the first phone free and it’s clearly stated.

  17. Manuel Montero says

    my cellphone is messed up i cant see my screen or make any phone calls. or see any number i was wondering if I can get a new cell phone?

  18. Ned says

    Im new here and i got a free phone from other company but i lost it yesterday i got the other one from reachout co at the street. I dont know english well i bring the paper at home and give to translate now how can i do? It means i have 2 phone or no? Because i lost the first one and that was totalcall mobile. Can u give me an advice? Should i get back This new one or it is ok to have it??thank you very much

    • Free Government Cell Phones says

      These companies take a long time to deliver. You’ll have to wait, or call the company to ask them.

  19. Joe Trotter says

    I received a phone the mins run out before they are suppose to I could never get any body on the number they give you. What is going on?

  20. N khwaja says

    i have several time to contact with reachout wireless about updating my address and also Fax twice proof of change of address. i did not get succeed to reach the person to talk about my problem except talk and follow machine Dummy. i need a live person who can help me to change my address.

  21. Lou Lowery says

    I Was suppose to receive my Minutes on the September 8, 2014. I did not receive my minutes for this month,I Got my Phone on August 8, 2014 they said that I will received my 250 minutes on the 8th of each Month,This is September 10, 2014 haven’t received my Minutes,My Phone Number is 480-387-**** can you please put my Minutes on this phone Lou Lowery,a Reach out Wireless Customer,Thank you so much.

    • Free Government Cell Phones says

      Please don’t publish confidential information like email addresses and passwords (we’ve removed them). Also, we are not the phone company, you need to contact Reachout.

  22. Stewart Sam says

    I received a phone on July on the 31st and now that it is September, I didn’t receive my minutes for August. Where are my minutes?

  23. Shirley Harper says

    My friend is trying to get a phone for her disabled brother and they keep making her hold up to 30 minutes at a time and she has held several times. Can you help her get past the holding .

  24. sherry l allen says

    I have been trying to sign up for 2 weeks yyou will not accept my email address, what is wrong with you company the email address has been rejected by you several times, my email address is correct, what do you wany me to do next

  25. william holmes says

    I AM NOT FAMILAR WITH THESE PHONES AND ALL THERE CAPABILITIES,I RECEIED A PHONE AND I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU,BUT IS THERE ANY WAY THAT I CAN GET A MANUAL ON HOW TO USE THE PHONE.

  26. Shirley Rice says

    I received a government assisted BlackBerry phone today..August 8 , I live 3 houses away from where they were giving them away. I went home and tried the phone and the middle of the phone fell out. The phone will not navigate so I can see messages or anything else . Which means..I have no phone. I went back to them and waited 3 1/2 hours for the main person to come pick up the girl, he looked at the phone and said that his daughter’s phone did the same thing and she uses it any way ..He told me to use it broke and he was not giving me another one..I am 69 and needed that phone, and now that you have my name..I won’t be able to get one that works..I called your number several times with that useless ( looks like junk without center piece ) This program and the people that give them out is worthless to me..Gave me junk phone because I’m low income

  27. CLIFTON HALL says

    Already an enrolled member need to replace my phone….Was given a number to fax my current address to receive another phone replacement. Cant find the phone number.

  28. laura says

    it is a alcatel but i got it signing up at a walmart for people on ssi lost info to contact its not working and i need a phone i get food stamps on ssi who or where do i go to apply for new one and where to i send this back

  29. M Lange says

    I need to get by disabled and sick brother signed up on his behalf. He doesn’t have a computer and can’t do his process. He also lives out of town. He’s 66, get’s less than $800 per month social security. How do I apply for him?

  30. brenda salinas says

    does reachout have a plan that gives you rollover min.? can I get a phone for senior citizen – age 64 with low income- I have diabetes and high blood pressure. I don’t recieve any gov. assistance

  31. shelly says

    I have tried to reach the provider buy e-mail and telephone and i’m still out my phone thanks so much for being there when i needed it the most. So how now do i get the upgrade the phone quit working on its own and is my second upgrade. Now i cannot even get a response to buy a new one.

  32. Darla Herbst says

    I would like more info for low cost internet. I am disabled. I receive Social Security Disability Benefits and I receive Medicare/Medicaid.