Indiana: Free Government Cell Phone Companies

Indiana is in better shape that most of the states. It’s government has resisted the urge to spend too much money. Nevertheless, the state has faced more than its fair share of problems.

The devastating floods forced many businesses to close. Lives were thrown into turmoil. On top of that they had even more tornados than usual. More businesses were destroyed. And more lives turned upside down.

Combine these natural tragedies with an unemployment rate of 8.5% and you have a lot of people who need help. The kind of help that Lifeline cell phone service can provide.

Free Cell Phone Providers in Indiana:

Here’s a list of all the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Indiana. They all offer different plans with different numbers of minutes, different refill options, and serve different geographic areas. So click through them all and find the plan that’s best for you.

Lifeline Discount Companies in Indiana

If you qualify for Lifeline Assistance, but you find that none of the companies offer free government cell phones where you live, you have another option. The companies below, while not offering free cell phone plans, do offer substantial Lifeline discounts off their regular mobile phone plans in Indiana:

Lifeline Eligibility in Indiana, for free and discounted programs:

You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in Indiana:

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps/SNAP
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA) or Section 8
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program (NSL)
  • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families>

Residents of Indiana may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. These calculations reflected in the chart below:

Income Based Eligibility for Indiana
Members in Household Annual income Monthly Income
1 member $15,890 $1,324
2 members $21,506 $1,792
3 members $27,122 $2,260
4 members $32,738 $2,728
5 members $38,354 $3,196
6 members $43,970 $3,664
7 members $48,586 $4,049
8 members $55,202 $4,600
For each additional member add $5,516 annual or $460 monthly

Latest News for Indiana:

If you have any other questions, please refer to the links in the sidebar.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Before you post your comment...

  1. If you are going to ask "how do I get a cell phone?" go here instead.
  2. If you are going to ask "how do I get a replacement phone," go here instead
  3. We are not your cell phone company. All technical questions should be asked of your vendor.
  4. Your comments are moderated, and we will manually approve those worth publishing within 24 hours.


  1. Ashly says

    I currently am using a Samsung centura tracphone with straight talk I also have an assurance wireless account but that phone is outdated I would like a plan with smart phone options for several reasons applying for jobs emails to doctors aNd communication with my son’s teachers I look forward to a response thanks Ashly Morgan

  2. Tina says

    Where in Noblesville can I get a free cell phone and just free phone calls. I’m on SSDI and medicaid ??
    Please help

  3. steven hardy says

    Here in Evansville Indiana there are a couple of places that will sign you up for safe link wireless and have a phone Mailed to your House in about a week but I’m only aware of one which is Davis Rentals On Main St. However there seem to be a lot of “Cell phone tents” as I call them that pop up here and there Randomly in Grocery Store and Gas Station Parking Lots. They are usually Young African American individuals and These You can only hope to pass by if you need a phone. I recently lost phone months back and am trying to replace my phone and service. However I haven’t been able to afford the 35 dollar replacement fee for the Phone that Davis rentals is wanting to Charge me.

  4. george mele says

    wher is a vendor in or near Hammond Indiana. iwould like to go and apply in person and receive in person, a phone(a physical store or retailer not online)

    • says

      You’ve come to the right place. Click through to the companies’ pages above and pick one.

  5. Kathy says

    I have recertified with Assurance wireless over and over and over again since Aug 15, 2014.
    They now tell me that they won’t know about my recertification for three more weeks because the government still has my information and they don’t have it back yet. This is October, at least 1 1/2 months later. My minutes run out in two weeks. So I am supposed to go without a lifeline for at least a week? Who do I call in the government to get this fixed? I have no other phone, so I guess I need a website or eMail address.

  6. kevin a caba says

    HI my father just passed away and now my mother is on her own. My mother has been fighting cancer , I am her son I am on disability or I would help can you tell me is there a phone service she can apply. the only problem when my father died social security changed and she is just over the amount that the chart says .
    My mother has very bad hearing and the rest of her body is not good. CAN you help me

    • Free Government Cell Phones says

      If she is eligible based on the requirements listed above, just choose one of the vendors in the list in the article.

  7. Beth says

    My son hit the activation button on the phone and now it wants a code that I dont have anymore and I don’t have another phone to call that number to talk to someone. What do I do

  8. Travis Keith says

    I recently applied for a qlink wireless phone, they sent me an email stating that my dcuments have been approved. I just seen that they don’t have coverage in Indiana, why haven’t they sent me an email informing me of that ,before I sent them my verification documents.

  9. Christina bray says

    My cell phone got stolen out of my car last note and I don’t know the carrier that the phone was hook up through… My number is 317-995-**** could you possibly disconnect this phone so that the thief connot use it any longer??? And also,could you tell me how I get another phone using the same number ??? Thanks for your help…

    • Free Government Cell Phones says

      We wish we could help you but we would have no idea who your company is either. You’re going to have to contact each company on the list above until you find the one that issued your phone. Unless you had a credit card associated with it for extra minutes, at least you won’t be billed for anything by the thief.