Mississippi Lifeline Free Cell Phones & Discounted Phones

Sometimes it seems like Mississippi just can’t catch a break. First it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina back in 2006 and now its been hit by historic flooding of the Mississippi River here in 2011.
This double whammy has knocked the state’s economy for a loop, destroyed many businesses and put tens of thousands of otherwise hardworking residents out of work. And on top of that you have the problems caused by weakness in the national economy.

Even before the twin natural disasters, the state had one of the nation’s highest unemployment rates and one of its highest rates of poverty.

Free Cell Phone Providers in Mississippi:

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

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 Mississippi:

Free Cell Phone Eligibility in Mississippi:

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

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • 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)
  • Medicaid

You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. See our handy chart below which shows the levels with this 135% applied:

Income Based Eligibility for Mississippi
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 Mississippi:

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  1. Darren hillie says

    I really need a phone so that I can keep in contact with my relatives. At the moment I have little income and can not afford a phone right noe

    • FreeGovernmentCellPhones.net says

      It is when you make the call from your phone, rather than receive a call from someone else.

    • FreeGovernmentCellPhones.net says

      You read the page we wrote above, and contact the providers we list and and call them to see if they cover your area.

  2. Cat says

    I’m on total disability and need a government (Free) Cell phone. I also have internet thru att. where I try to do my banking and pay my bills.