ReachOut Wireless Cell Phones

This regional provider in 26 states can supply you with a 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 cell 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.

Check to see all providers of free cell phones in 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:
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

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 ReachOut 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?
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.
Federal Government’s Free Cell Phone Program Cuts into Prepaid Cell Phone Industry Sales - Lifeline Assistance is burgeoning and giving stiff competition to the prepaid cell phone industry.
A real ReachOut Wireless customer reviews her free cell phone - Let’s call this a mixed review. We’re not sure ReachOut Wireless will be completely happy with the things that TrillChick says in this YouTube video.
Free Cell Phones from the Government Chip Away at Prepaid Mobile Phone Market - The free cell phones from the government program is exploding. In fact, it is growing so fast that it's eating into the prepaid wireless phone business.
Lifeline Cell Phone Service Comes to California - California has been conspicuously absent from the list of participating Lifeline states. But now it's covered by fast-growing cell phone company ReachOut Wireless.
ReachOut Wireless to Enter 8 More States and the District of Columbia - ReachOut Wireless is petitioning the FCC to enter Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Now get help with government cell phones on Facebook - In order to better serve our readers, we are changing the way we handle support requests. While we still take questions via email, we now prefer to answer them on our Facebook page.
Who’s More Popular – Assurance Wireless, Safelink, or ReachOut Wireless? - Last month, we examined the subscriber growth rates of the big three free government cell phone vendors by looking at their Lifeline revenues. It showed that Safelink Wireless had almost double the subscriber count of its closest competitor, Assurance Wireless. Safelink had an estimated 3,774,109 subscribers, and Assurance had an estimated 1,837,700 subscribers. In third […]

Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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?

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