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True Wireless serves the states of Arkansas, Maryland, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Texas by providing Lifeline Assistance cell phones to the financially disadvantaged. The government cell phones are completely free in four of the states, and only $1 a month in Oklahoma.

True Wireless Plans in Arkansas, Maryland, Rhode Island and Texas

True Wireless’ plans offer 90 minutes of free airtime each month in Arkansas, Maryland, Rhode Island and Texas. The data-equipped camera phones allow text messaging, with each text message sent or received costing one of the 90 minutes. Additional minutes can be purchased for a low cost.

You can call anywhere in the United States. Only airtime charges apply. Calls cannot be made internationally. Calls to emergency services (911) are free. Keep in mind that the minutes do not roll over, so use what you need each month.

The Awesome True Wireless Oklahoma Plans

Oklahoma does things differently than other states — they require that the cell phone recipient have some skin in the game. So, True Wireless is required to charge $1 per month for the plan. But the good news is that you get 1,750 minutes, 2,000 texts and 5MB data usage a month for that dollar! That’s a lot of talk time and text. Forget the measly 5MB of data as that could be used up in just a couple photos sent.

But wait, there’s more. If you can scrape up $5.00 a month, you will receive unlimited talk, 2,000 texts and 250MB data. Talk as much as you like. If you find that you need more texts or data, the company has other plans for incrementally higher costs.

There is no money required up front to enroll, and monthly payments can be made with a credit card, MoneyGram, ACE and through direct merchants.

True Wireless has over 100,000 customers in Oklahoma so the plan must be OK with them.

How to Qualify for True Wireless

The qualifications to get a phone from True Wireless are the same as for the other companies in the same states. You probably qualify if:

(1) You already participate in another State or Federal assistance program such as food stamps, public housing, or Medicaid (and others). Each state page on our site has the eligibility criteria.

OR

(2) Your household income is at or below 135% to 150% of the poverty level according to your state and/or the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

* See Federal Poverty Guidelines

How to Contact True Wireless

Contact:
True Wireless
Sign Up For Service: 1-877-818-RING
Spanish Support: 1-877-818-RING
Customer Service: 1-877-412-1919

Latest News on True Wireless 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?
Our warning comes true: FCC says 2 million free government cell phone users are fraudulent - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has just revealed that more than 2 million of the Lifeline cell phones may be in the hands of frauds.
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  1. Jesse Thunder says

    Ya need to add that True Wireless offers the most Data at 1GB for only $20! Their website is at GoTrueWireless.com and there are 4 great plans. No other Lifeline companies in the country offer that much Data.

  2. julie bynum says

    I am tired of all the BS I signed up for a monthly paid account nothing has transpired for the last month. I am sick of the run around please note that your customer service # should say Customer ON Hold. I cant ever get a straight answer. My boyfriend paid over 80.00 for all services and you wont give him any sort of credit .He received 2 phones that never worked. What the hell is wrong with this company?? Should be named Nor-True Wireless

    • Jesse Thunder says

      What phone did he get? I got the HTC EVO 3D. The only issue that I had was that it was stuck on 1X connection and they spent a lot of time with me in email, the chat on the website and in person to fix the data connection to be at 3G. I’m happy. They also agreed with my feedback/suggestion for offering a plan for Deaf/HoH to be unlimited Data and charge about 10¢ a minute for Talk, which is basically the standard plan for Deaf/HoH. They are petitioning their partner, Sprint, and the FCC. I hope its a success! It be $20 or $30. For now, I have the 1GB plan and if I go over the amount…needing more…they will work with me for no extra charge. I’m very satified with the decision of choosing True Wireless. They have a location in Del City just down the street from my home, so that helps greatly, cuz if I didn’t see them, I probably might have gone with another company, so thankfully they have a location nearby that I saw and went into the store. First time that I’ve seen True Wireless and recently enrolled last week. When I walked into the store, I first asked what the top smartphone they currently have and the lady showed me the EVO 3D, which I did not expect them to offer such high-end device that was once a flagship smartphone and I was excited. Then she showed me the plans on the paper and I was shocked that their $20 plan offers 1GB Data, which I totally did not expect that much amount! What store location did you go to? How about trying the Del City store?

  3. robert hope says

    I want to have you shut my true wireless phone off and terminate all services.terinate my account. My true wireless number 479 892 ****

    • FreeGovernmentCellPhones.net says

      You need to contact True Wireless. Please don’t post phone numbers on a public forum.

  4. Andre mills says

    First off I know this website is not true wireless I just have a major issue and any feedback from ppl who either have heard of this or have been through this feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    When I bought this phone. I not only was verbally told I was buying an iPhone 4S. I then signed off on the warranty in which the warranty I signed off on was for a iPhone 4s. As we’ll as the receipt I was given is for a IPhone 4s. It’s not my fault your associates lied just to make a quick sale without a care in the world or knowledge to know what they were selling me is not what I signed up to buy and most importantly what the receipt says I purchased. The receipt and the warranty proves that. She even went so far to write the esn number for the iPhone 4s I signed warranty to buy and receipt which falsely states I bought a IPhone 4s. In stead she wrote the same esn number for the Iphone 4. But that Iphone 4 was not legally sold because the receipt states I bought a Iphone 4S. As for the warranty that would and should take place for a device you actually bought and signed off on. I never signed off on a Iphone 4. 3 months later I thought the whole time I was using a Iphone 4S which comes with everything I was looking to buy. Just on principle alone this is the worst any phone company has ever treated me. I choice this company, and stayed so long because of TRUST, but instead signed warranties and received receipts of a phone I did not receive. Sense I never received what my receipt and warranty states I received the warranty policy does not contain to this situation. If it was a phone the receipt and warranty states I received then it would apply. The apple techs had to tell me how wrong that was to do to a customer. Especially one whose paying 250.00$ at that. The least your company can do is provide the legal product the receipt states , and the warranty states should have been sold to me. Which is the Iphone 4s as the pictures show below. I really hope this is a isolated incidence. Because the warranty I signed off on, and the trust in the receipt that was given does not contain the product that both legal documents say it contains. This is purely illegal. If it was a mistake I surely hope you show me that and swap the phone I did not purchase with the actual product I signed off on, and the receipt states I purchased and received. This has nothing to do with waiting 3 months to find out I got robbed because the warranty I signed does not contain the product it says it does. I have contacted the corporate office to see if this is how they conduct business or if this really was just an honest mistake.

    • Jesse Thunder says

      Seems to me it was an individual’s error. I don’t like Apple’s products and stay far away from Apple and all of their products, because of Apple’s history being full of bullying. Out of curiousity, when I saw that iPhones are also being offered, I asked to look at an iPhone and the lady showed me the iPhone. I asked her what version it is and she said iPhone 4. She didn’t say iPhone 4S. Just specifically iPhone 4. Now reading your post, I am thinking it was that person’s mistake. What store location did you go to?

  5. Mary A. Beck says

    I need a replacement phone,coz,my phone died,I had to get a dispose able phone And buy minutes on it. I did talk to a man before my phone quit,he said I could get a SMRT phone replacement for $40 dollars..this is what I truly need,I am bed bound since 2003 and suffer from chronic back,leg,feet and hand pains,I am a diabetic,on Mexican and diet, ..the smart phone would be perfect,coz,my hands can barely open a flip phone. I truly think a smart phone would be allot easier for my use..my account number is 918-314-****. I have unlimited calling for 20 dollars a month, I don’t want anything else,no internet or texting,I pray you get this,it is supposed to go to ”True Wireless” that is my company,I love this program for us who are ”house bound”.. SO, I will be send 60 dollars around the 15th of this money for the smart phone and my pho e charge my tablet’s..two of other Gods Blessings. Please contact me by email,okay,you have it above,thanks,bless I GS, Okie Mare

    • Jesse Thunder says

      This website isn’t True Wireless. Its an informative website presenting information on government programs, services and phones. You will need to contact True Wireless directly on their website (online chat), call them or go to a store in person. Good luck!

  6. Nancie Poodry says

    I ordered and paid $5 for a phone Now it does not work. Do I owe for service or wait till the new phone arrives? I cannot call out and had poor service since I started due to the refurbished phone. My email account is compromised so waiting for phone services.

    • Jesse Thunder says

      You will have to pay regular plan amount every month. Try exchanging for another smartphone. There are free 30 days warranty and after that time has passed, there is a fee cost to exchange. All devices are refurbished by the manufacturer before the distribution and there will commonly be issues for some of the devices. Now, if you want a new smartphone…totally brand new..
      True Wireless are offering the Vooz Vapor, which is an Android smartphone, that was designed and made for only True Wireless. Info on True Wireless’ Facebook page. The smartphone are available now to VIP members and will soon be available to everyone. They are working on the webpage to present all the information and specs for the new smartphone. So, if ya want it, go for it.

  7. penny pankey says

    To whom it may concern I cannot rester my phone on line because it keep saying that I need to text a 10 digit number and I don,t understand what yall are talking about and there is no way I used all the mintutes that you gave me so could I please have mins on my phone or you can have it back and the man I talked to said that I did not have to recerifly until next year so could you please get back to me thank you

  8. crystal wilwon-smith says

    my phone now has been acting up. Now I can’t get my 3G icon to come up on my phone. It keeps giving me an error code 67 and want me to contact my phone provider. every time I contact you all I get disconnected for after waiting on the phone for more then 30 minutes and I have called numbers of time. Will you please fix my phone cause it’s very frustrated with this problem.

    Sincerely,
    Unhappy customer

    • Jesse Thunder says

      You need to update the PRL. If it won’t work with the automatic route (its in the Settings), then you will need to manually update the PRL. They will tell you the process steps to do that.

      • albert says

        MY PHONE SERVICE HAS BEEN DOWN ALL DAY AND MY BILL HAS INCREASED AS WELL CAN SOMEONE PLEASE ASSIST ME? I HAD HEARD THAT THIS COMPANY WAS CHANGING TO A DIFFERENT PROVIDER PLEASE GET TO ME ASAP. THANKS

        • Jesse Thunder says

          No need for all caps. You need to contact True Wireless directly. They are partnered with Sprint. There’s no change. True Wireless will always be True Wireless and their partner remains with Sprint. The services are on Sprint network. There are three options to contact True Wireless; online chat, phone call and in-person at a store location. Good luck!

  9. Stacy Hardie says

    I keep getting notices about recertification to stay on the lifeline program. I have tried for over a month to get it done over the link y’all keep texting me. When you try to put info in it doesn’t allow you to put in the phone number to continue with. This is very Frustrating!!!

  10. kathryn lamb says

    i faxed a copy of my food stamp letter a copy of my ssi benefits can someone let me know if you received it please

  11. Doris J Nutt says

    I would like one of yall cell phone but cant seem to fine yall in Sallisaw, Oklahoma, 74955. I called once a guy told me yall had a tent hear, But I never found it. Please help. Doris J Nutt. Thank you.

  12. Rebecca Nichols says

    I received one of your phones close a month ago at one of the tents. They I had unlimited minutes and text. I haven’t received a bill yet and I don’t know where to send payment too. Now my phone says I’m out of minutes. So I don’t understand why that is. I have tried calling and calling can’t get ahold of anyone.
    I have several friends I have told about your service trying to get them to apply for one but I’m changing my mind.
    Rebecca Nichols
    918.856.****

    • Jesse Thunder says

      Their website is GoTrueWireless.com and you can pay online. They have chat available for help. You can also go to one of their several store locations. Since your area code is 918, you are close to their Tulsa location. If you’re further south from Tulsa, another location is in Shawnee. Here is the stores near you.

      60 N Sheridan
      Tulsa, OK 74115
      (918) 398-7141

      1202 N Harrison
      Shawnee, OK 74801
      (405) 432-5251

  13. sherry says

    i have a true wireless echo phone and it is locked up my niece was playing with it and attempted the pattern to many times and it went to a screen that asks for my gmail account when i provide it the phone says it was incorrect i know it is the correct one because i use it for everything i have tried to contact ur customer service continously and i think there is a problem with that extention because as soon as i press the button for customer service the call will hang up on me at first i thought it could of been the phone i was using or the service area i was in but after trying several times in many diff locations with the same thing happening i figured it was ur customer service line or something but i need assistants unlocking my phone i have alot of important things and numbers in that phone with no way to access it all the phone is allowing me to do is place emerg calls and type in my gmail account i cant even get back to the pattern page its completely locked up

  14. Caitlyn Borsch says

    When I signed up for this cell phone, I was informed by the guy that helped me said I was gonna have unlimited texts and calls for a month. Now my texts are off and they shouldn’t be. I would like to know why I was lied to and fake advertising, please and thank you.

  15. tamihawkinson says

    I paid yesterday five dollars for a money gram at walmart for one hundred minutes.my phone number is 479283****.i stayed on hold all together five hours.just for it to disconnect me.WHY oh wehy wont you answer the phone.i have an emergency,and cant upload my minutes.please answer

  16. kat says

    The worst company, called all week and nobody answered the phone. Plus have no idea where to pay the bill, sent the wrong phone. The government should have better companies to help with the services.

  17. shaquanna says

    This is the worse cell phone company ever..can’t never get a hold of customer service always unavailable.. I pay my phone bill nd the next my phone will be right back off,smh where is customer service when u need em…

  18. michelle neal says

    Does no one work for your customer serrvice? Total of 2 hours spent sitting at a pay phone today on hold trying to get some help with my phone. It hasn’t worked for 3 days lost count of how many times this has happened inn 6 months. I just want to get my servicce shut off so I can go to new provider. True Wireless are the worst company I have ever dealt with

  19. molly adams says

    i cant possibly understand why your salesman” gave “me a phone that he knew didnt work. when he told me that the phone didn’t work, i told him that i still needed a phone, so instead of giving me a phone that worked he decided that he wasnt going to give me a decent phone, i told him what a sorry piece of shit hewas. i have a boyfriend that was there to attest to that. i went back andrequested a different phone. when thephone came on it had some app on it that it never worked after that
    you can look at the phone records and tell that . . and when i could finally borrow a phone to call u guys, some crazy tALKING FORIEGNER ON THERE THAT DONT UNDERSTAND ANY ENGLISH CUZ HE KEPT TELLING ME THAT I HAD TO SENDHIM SOME MONEY ON MY ACCOUNT WHEN THE ACCOUNT HAD A BREACH OF CONTRACT ON YOUR BEHALF. BUT U GOTTA BE OUTTA U FRIGGIN MIND TO THINK THAT U HALVE ALREADY BEEN PAID BY THE GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE MEWITH A PHONE AND SERVICE WHICH I WAS DENYID, U CAN CANCEL MY PHONE SERVICE RIGHT NOW CUZ I WANT TO BACK TO TERRA BECAUSE THE GAVE ME A PHONE AND GOOD SERVICE ONLY REASON I KLEFT THEM CUZ THAT PHONE GOT BROKE AND DIDNT HAVE A WAY 2 CONTACT THEM. BUT I GOTTA GET RIDE OF U FIRST SO THAT I CAN GET A WORKING PHONE THANK U BERI MUJH

  20. Patience Gaston says

    I applied to true wireless over two weeks ago and haven’t heard anything back. Does that mean I didn’t get approved for a phone??

  21. Lee Ann Cooper says

    I am trying to reach you because my phone is needing turned off ASAP. My number is 918-869-****. If you contact me by my daughters number 918-616-****. I let someone use it and they won’t return it. I was not able to file police report because I let them use it. I don’t know what else to do. Thank you for your help in the matter. Please contact me by email or the message number provided here in my comment. Thank you. Tried calling but I kept getting disconnected due to tech. difficulty and your call volume.

    Lee Ann Cooper

  22. Kim Stewart says

    i usually pay on line for my phone and forgot the website for it ?

    I also want to change my phone number and see if i can upgrade phone as well how would i do that because i dont think i am near a place where i can do that

    • Jesse Thunder says

      You search on Google for True Wireless and it will show you their website. It is GoTrueWireless.com and they have online chat for help. You can also click on their Menu to click on Store Locations to find the closest store near you.

  23. Kendra Bennett says

    Is there a way to get a card thingy from Walmart to add additional text messaging on the true wireless phones

  24. kim says

    Please help me unlock my HTC 4G cell phone. My children put a lock on it and now I can’t get any information off my phone.

  25. Saundra McCart says

    My Service With True Wireless Was Terrible..I used them as a provider, for 1 year,..but my phone got worse an worse,..about shutting down…turning off..not coming back on..even tho..my service was paid…Most times I didn’t have a phone…The last 3 months I had phone service with them..the Service was so bad that most of the time..I didn’t have service..the phone didn’t work..The last phone bill I paid..My phone went out 2 days later..wouldn’t come up..I had just paid for a month of unlimited..when I called them,..from someone elses phone I was told I needed too purchase a new phone..and the best they could do was $40.00 charge..for a new phone and they had NO IDEA..What kind of phone I would get or when I would get it..If I needed too see phones and have a phone quick..I would need too drive an hour an half too a phone center…so I told them too cancel my phone service..there was a different provider located downtown in the town I lived in..an I would go there for a different Phone..True Wireless..would not give me a refund for the full month that I had just paid for..which was around $24.00 in service..as I had unlimted..so No Refund..And They didn’t Cancel My Account..As they were instructed too do..Now My new Provider has Canceled my service..for having 2 accounts/phones..and I can’t have service with them for 60 days as punishment..So I have paid $40.00 for a different phone..thur a different provider..Never been late on my bill..and just paid $5.95 for full service thur the new provider but will be without a phone for 60 days cause True Wireless Is A SCAM COMPANY..Ripping Off The Goverment..Forcing People Too Have Service Without A Phone..and Pocketing the Money..for service that they are NOT Providing…

    • molly adams says

      EXACT SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME . I THINK ITS A BUNCH OF COMMY FFRS TRYING 2 RIP THE PEOPLE OFF AND THE GOVT TOO.. WHAT HAPPEN , THE IRAQUES MUSTA SWARMED IN ON US TAKING ALL OUR MONEY SOME WHERE ELSE, CUZ NOBODY I KNOW HAS ANY.

  26. Iesha says

    I’ve been with true for two years now and my phone is so busted…. I always have to pay for my phone even though they know the phones are jacked up since I’ve been with true I then been thru like 7 phones and they want me to keep paying for them so this time I refused to and they want even cancel my service so I can go thru to a different company, And on top of my phone being busted and a cant get a new one they turn off my phone every week because of high usage but I on the unlimited plan and I always ways pay my bill up for a year. My phone freezes and then shut off

  27. Dwight says

    does anyone know how to get a hold of anyone at true wireless my phone was stolen and wanted to see what i needed to do about getting another phone or if they could transfer my service to another phone thank you

  28. clyde says

    Yes this is clyde again sorry I did not put my email adress correctly. I am so upset my blood pressure is really high I can’t even call 911 the comment above this one that says clyde is mine please help if u can someone out there I pray helps thank you. CLYDE

  29. clyde says

    Yes my phone was sut off today I make my payment on the 3rd of every month even though I did not start service untill the 7th of july 3 months ago I have had 2 strokes 1 mild heart attack real high blood pressure here I am cannot call out I would just like to say thank u true wireless for nothing I hope for your sake nothing happens I CAN’T EVEN CONTACT MY CAREGIVER

    • molly adams says

      GOSH CLYDE R WE THE ONLY 2 OUT THERE AT LEAST WE CONTACT EICH OTHER ON THIS SITE’ HOPE UR BLOOD PRESSURE IS BETTER. I FELT A LITTLE BITBETTER AFTER I LET LOOSE WITH SOME “TRUE” INFORMATION

  30. Elizabeth E. Burgess says

    I have been with truewire for 6 weeks. I was hurt very badly and raped 3 weeks ago. I have police reports, protective order, and im in a emergency hiding Domestic Violence Shelter. The police have been monitoring my phone. My phone started freezing and locking up. 2 times i have had to run to neighbors to dial 911. My battery dies pretty much after its charged. Yesterday the detectives released my phone with over 1,700 txt from this person. Today i called to get a new phone and new number for safety. I was refused unless i came up with 50% of the charge for a new phone. They have a 30 day warrenty but the police asked me to keep the phone for evidence. I came straight from a hospital with no clothes,shoes or money. I asked them to bill me on 3rd and they said NO. I begged for a 10yr old flip 30phone just anything to dial 911. My ? is if this is a LIFELINE phone then shouldnt the company be responsible for providing a phone that dials 911. I asked the supervisor if it was a law that they provide emergency number. He said yes but i had to pay and wait 10-12 days for shipping! Even if i came up with the money he said i could not go to the tent location and get one. I paid my bill on the 1st. So i paid for a lifeline phone but am not receiving one! I would like the name of the ceo of this company and if anyone knows which part of the govt i could contact i would greatly appreciate it.!

    • lorrie says

      so sorry for the crappy service you got. i have had service for 3 years, with nothing but trouble, trouble. i cancelled my service today and am so glad !!!!

  31. Kimberly Pipkin says

    You’re customer satisfaction is way below expectations! I’m a single mom with 2 kids and when I broke down my phone was roaming only miles from my house. You’re numbers listed only want me to pay them and then tell me good-bye!! I WILL NOT PAY FOR THIS SERVICE!! You need to fix my phone or you can pay my $5! I would appreciate a fast response too! I’m going on week 3 with no data (that I paid for) and no way to call people! Thank you!

  32. Margaret Staton says

    Battery won’t stay charged, customer service hangs up, tech line doesn’t answer after 20 min on hkld, also recording is obnoxious. Cant get help, can’t make calls, battery dies in 4 hours, phone transposed numbers. Not happy

  33. Danielle Shrope says

    Well the guy lied to me about the service plan but it’s still cheaper than anyone else…but he didn’t tell me the “true” plan he said I can call&get free minutes if I run out..but he said I get 3000 talk 3000 text& 1gb of data..well I ran out of data so I called him then alil bit of the Truth came then..I am upset about him lying bc I was falsely signed up…I want the phone but it would have been nice to get the real plan told to me

  34. Helen Cloud says

    I have had my True Wireless Phone for 1 month and have had trouble with it ever since I got it Now they want me to pay my bill, I don’t know an account # or where to pay the bill. I tried Wal-Mart and it didn’t go thru.

  35. Rhoda says

    Hi,I’m having. Problems with my. TRUE WIRELESS. PHONE.I can’t make any calls. It keeps saying not activated.It just started today.I Can’t text True wireless or*call them from this phone.

  36. allison says

    I’m getting extremwly pissed my phone qas stolen and I want to get it cut off but I can’t because everytime I call the customer service line it only gives the option to make automated payments. How the hell do I get hold of a representative

  37. Bonnie Murray says

    My phone will not turn on past the echo screen. Keeps repeating welcome screen and gets really hot. Can’t find any representatives.

      • Ashley says

        Hi I have a phone thru true wireless and I’m suppose top have unlimited minutes yet I’m not able to make any calls and when I call customer service it just hangs up on me

    • johnny says

      I’m having the same problem except mine isn’t getting hot thou, although I do expect it to start getting hot. It just started doing it this morning.