Missouri Free Government Cell Phone Providers

Yogi Berra, perhaps the most famous Missourian of them all, once said, “It ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings.” If you’re in need of a cell phone and just can’t afford one, don’t give up because it ain’t over ‘til you get in touch with a Lifeline supplier.

The Show Me State has a highly diversified economy, but with an unemployment rate of nearly 9.0% there are lots of people who can’t afford the cell phones that most people consider necessities. People who need jobs but have no way of contacting potential employers and no way for those same employers to call them. People whose health issues require them to stay in touch with their doctors. People who need to say in touch with their children. And people who just need a phone for unexpected emergencies that pop up in everyone’s lives.

Luckily, Missouri currently has at least four Lifeline suppliers – two of the big three plus a couple smaller suppliers. Any of them can supply you with a free cell phone from the government.

Free Cell Phone Providers in Missouri:

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

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 Missouri:

Eligibility Guidelines for the Lifeline Assistance Program in Missouri

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

  • Federal Public Housing Assistance/Section 8
  • Federal Social Security Disability
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
  • MO HealthNet (Medicaid)
  • National School Lunch Program (NSL)
  • Payments Administered by the Family Support Division
  • State Aid to Blind Persons
  • State Blind Pension
  • State Supplemental Disability Assistance
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Veteran Administration Disability Benefits

Another way to qualify is through your low-income levels. If your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, you may qualify that with this method. Here are the income limits, calculated for you:

Income Based Eligibility for Missouri
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

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  1. Steve says

    FGCP.net , Please update your listing for Lifeline discount from T-Mobile.
    T-Mobile doesn’t list Missouri anymore on their site, as an offering
    to a Lifeline discount.
    T-Mobile only offers to 8 states now – Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota,
    Mississippi, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, and
    Puerto Rico – (which is not a state).
    See this link –

  2. james garnsey says

    I am real tired of dealing with ” yourtel ” and their non-english speaking India people —so need to change phone company——have a brand new Sprint phone—so what program is best for me ?

  3. Christina Halstead says

    I bring home maybe 300$ check every two weeks
    And have so many commitments restitution is 100$ a month my medications aren’t cheap the visits to the psychiatrist cost 50-100 alome. I need help please.

    • FreeGovernmentCellPhones.net says

      It doesn’t work that way. You need to contact one of the phone vendors listed above.

  4. John Lundstrom says

    My cell phone (Verison LG) will not accept a charge. Who do I talk to get a new one. My phone Number is (816) 663-****. Need a repair or replacement. Thanks

    My landline is (816) 437-****

  5. nancy newsom says

    We truly need a cell phone to keep in touch. We had one, but it was taking up our foods & meds. We had to turn it off.

  6. Karen says

    Who wrote this? It is full if “sentences” that are not sentences! Can you at least get a grasp of the language before you give away our country?

  7. toni says

    Where are the phone suppliers locations? They use to be on Cass Ave at grand.But now they are gone. Where are they now?

    • Free Government Cell Phones says

      There are multiple companies on this page, above. Some may have retail locations and most probably won’t. We don’t have a list of brick and mortar locations, so you will need to contact the companies.

  8. Tamara landeiro says

    Mi familia y yo, incluyenfo mis dos hijas pequenas recibimos ayuda por el.social service porque somos cubanos q cruzamos frontera, no tenemos ni permiso de trabajo todavia y recibimos hasta food stamp, que debo hacer, estamos en san louis Missouri, no se a donde debo ir para solicitar esta ayudade celular

    • Free Government Cell Phones says

      Roughly ranslated: “My family and I, my two small daughters incluyenfo receive aid el.social service because we Cubans q cross border, we have no work permit and yet to receive food stamp, which I do, we are in St. Louis Missouri, not to where do I go to apply this cell ayudade”

      Well, you qualify for a Lifeline phone, as being a US citizen is not a requirement. Not that we approve of such a policy.

      You don’t go to a store, you contact the websites on this page.

  9. Anthony Wayne Johnson SR says

    I am a100% disable Vietnam veteran. Please e-mail me how to proceed to get a free government cell phone and free service plan.
    Anthony Johnson