According to some statistics we read, the unemployment rate in Arkansas is considerably lower than the national average. But even though more of the state’s residents are working, they’re making less than average. The state ranks 50th among the states with an average hourly wage of $15 and an average annual income of just $30,870.
We consider that to be a double whammy that makes the state perfect for the Lifeline phone service program. Luckily, it’s not just the unemployed who qualify for the free government cell phone, but also the working poor and others.
Six different companies offer the Lifeline program in Arkansas and we’ve listed them below. You can contact any of them to find out more about getting a free cell phone.
Free Cell Phone Providers in Arkansas:
- Assurance Wireless
- ReachOut Wireless
- Safelink Wireless
- Assist Wireless
- Budget Mobile
- Cintex Wireless
- Conexion Wireless
- Life Wireless
- Tag Mobile
- StandUp Wireless
- Terracom Wireless
- True Wireless
- EnTouch Wireless
- Wireless for Hope
You may be eligible if you receive benefits from any of the following programs:
- Federal Public Housing Assistance/Section 8
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- National School Lunch (free program only)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (see eligibility)
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