Tennessee: Government Cell Phone Providers

Tennessee has a lot to be grateful for, because it’s weathering the national economic problems better than most states.

That being said, many of the Volunteer State’s cities and rural areas are suffering through double-digit unemployment. Too many Tennesseans need jobs and can’t find them and many others have jobs that don’t pay enough to cover the monthly bills.

The good news? Two of the major Lifeline phone service companies are in Tennessee, so you can get a free government cell phone from either of them. Check them all and compare. The individual phones may differ, but the plans and free minutes will be the same.

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

  • 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)
  • TennCare aka Medicaid

You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (see eligibility)

Latest News for Tennessee:

Rogue Agent of Assurance Wireless faked free cell phone applications - A rogue agent of Assurance Wireless faked applications for the phones in Tennessee and Mississippi.
Terracom Wireless and Tag Mobile Seek to Expand to 8 More States and the District of Columbia - ReachOut Wireless and Tag Mobile are petitioning the FCC to enter Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
ReachOut Wireless to Enter 8 More States and the District of Columbia - ReachOut Wireless is petitioning the FCC to enter Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

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