Kansas Free Lifeline Cell Phone Providers

When you sing “America the Beautiful” and you get to the line about “amber waves of grain,” it’s a reference to the vast fields of wheat that stretch for miles across the heart of Kansas.

But despite that beautiful image, the state is facing economic cutbacks just like all the other states.

The simple fact is, more residents of Kansas than ever before are struggling and having trouble making ends meet. The state’s official unemployment rate has fallen since the Great Recession, but things are still tough for the financially disadvantaged.

That’s why we’re happy to announce that the Lifeline phone service program is available for needy folks in Kansas who need a cell phone. If you qualify, you can get a cell phone from the government plus as many as 250 free minutes per month.

Free Cell Phone Providers in Kansas:

Here’s a list of all the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Kansas. 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 Kansas

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 Kansas:

How to Qualify for a Free or Discounted Lifeline Phone in Kansas

You automatically qualify for a free government cell phone, through the Lifeline program, if you participate in any of the following government assistance programs:

  • Food Stamps
  • General Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary
  • Assistance to Families
  • Medicaid
  • United Tribes Food Distribution Program
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Head Start (only those meeting its income qualifying standard)
  • Free School Lunch Program

You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 150% of the Federal Poverty Guideline for Kansas, which we’ve calculated for you in the table below:

Income Based Eligibility for Kansas
Members in Household Annual income Monthly Income
1 member $17,655 $1,471
2 members $23,895 $1,991
3 members $30,135 $2,511
4 members $36,200 $3,017
5 members $42,615 $3,551
6 members $49,855 $4,155
7 members $55,095 $4,591
8 members $61,335 $5,111
For each additional member add $4,160 annual or $347 monthy

Latest News for Kansas:

Business booming at TAG Mobile: Company offers free government cell phones in six new states - Tag Mobile is now offering free government cell phones to in six more states (Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin).
Good news for Kansas’ needy: Another free cell phone company comes to the Sunflower State - Assurance Wireless joins ReachOut Wireless in offering free government cell phones and minutes in the state of Kansas.
How to get Free Internet Access in Kansas if you qualify for Lifeline - If you life in Kansas, and qualify under the Lifeline Assistance program (low income or on public assistance), Knology will give you free internet access.

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  1. Kim Olson says

    I received a text message on my phone saying I need to annual recertify my Lifeline phone to keep it active. The message came with a web site to visit to recertify my phone. But the site had nothing to do with recertifing my my phone, it was a site to get Google apps.What’s going on? How do I recertify my phone?

  2. Amy Burton says

    how do i sign up for a safelink phone just in cause of emergencies and if power goes out and need to call for help.Im on SSI and have Medicaid…I have daily migraines that cause blackout spells and fall down alot from the migraines along with other medical problems

    i read the stuff on “how do i get a cell phone?” but i have a hard time understanding what it all means i have learning disabilities so its hard to understand and when your home phone buzzes i can’t call no one for them to explain

  3. E.Jones says

    Your website states that Knology will provide free internet service to those who qualify for Lifeline. But Knology no longer exists. It turned into WOW! which serves Lawrence, Kansas.

  4. Amanda Blasko says

    Trying to sign up for a free cell phone. need a cell phone. and I have seizures. i am on foodstamps, ssi disability and medical

  5. jane mumpower says

    I would like to have a cell phone but can’t really afford it. I am on social security disability and medicare plus medicaid. Could you help me into looking for a phone, i really would appreciate it if you would, thanks

    • Emily Gilbert says

      There are a couple companies that provide a free phone with the limited free service. Assurance Wireless, Reachout Wireless, and Safelink are 3 that I know of.

      • Free Government Cell Phones says

        There are way more than three companies. They are all listed on our Free Cell Phones Providers page. If you are talking about Kansas in particular, there are as of this writing, 12 companies, and they are all listed above in the article.

  6. Bernadette Kovac says

    How do I contact KCKS Wyandotte co. free cell phone program when a cell phone does not work?