Free Government Cell Phones
Lifeline phone service provides free cell phones to America's financially disadvantaged
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Kentoria Johnson says
September 16, 2021 at 1:30 pm
I just found that my personal info, along with S.S. # has been compromised on this site. How do I even get in here to shut down whatever account you may have on file for me
Free Government Cell Phones says
September 16, 2021 at 2:52 pm
The real ReachOut went out of business years ago and we’ve heard many complaints about the site that now uses that domain. Sorry, but we do not know how to help you in this situation.
Any readers have ideas?
gordon gettings says
September 3, 2021 at 9:53 am
someone accessed my ssn on the dark web and tried to get a phone with your company under my name. to let you know i never tried this nor did i authorize anyone elde to attempt this for me. i have placed a credit freeze and fraud alerts om all 3 credit buearos.
September 3, 2021 at 12:25 pm
For the 837,256th time, we are not a Lifeline service provider. This is an independent informational website so NO ONE has a phone with our company. You need to contact your service provider’s customer service team directly, Gordon.
By the way, “Gordon Gettings” is a great name.
alphonso elexander says
July 19, 2021 at 2:06 pm
i had reachout wireless service when i first moved to texas and needed a phone. i am now in tennessee and i need reachout wireless to review my phone meid number and activate lifeline again. thank you.
July 19, 2021 at 5:06 pm
Good luck with that, Alphonso. ReachOut has been out of business for a number of years now. You need to start all over and enroll again. Here’s where you can find a list of all the free plans in your state:
Urgo Melisa R says
July 14, 2021 at 9:44 pm
I got information my social security number was compromised. I tried to get a free phone years ago and then it didn’t work. Please let me know what to do. 224 814 ****
July 14, 2021 at 9:52 pm
Call 6-1-1 to speak to your service provider’s customer service team.
Paul willey says
December 30, 2020 at 12:29 pm
I think my son got a phone thru you in my name I need help fixing this
December 30, 2020 at 1:39 pm
Two problems with your request, Paul. One, ReachOut has been out of business for a number of years now. Two, we are neither ReachOut nor any other service provider. This is an independent informational website.
Rhonda Allen says
September 30, 2020 at 1:45 am
This is Rhonda l Allen and my son is associated with 501 615 ****. it’s my sister Janet Thompson in Arkansas phone number not mine. She stole my identity and has phones everywhere with my ssn.. several providers. her dob is **/**/**** and PLEASE connect to the devices that are in my name and lock and swipe.. I have service through Assurance.. my dob is **/**/**** my phone number is 501 941 ****. ASAP
September 30, 2020 at 6:33 am
For god’s sake, Rhonda, if you don’t want your personal information stolen, PLEASE do not leave this sort of information on a public forum. We are not your service provider, so we cannot do any of the things you request. This is an independent informational website. You need to contact your service provider’s customer service team.
Rhonda l Allen says
September 27, 2020 at 7:34 pm
Someone illegally used my personal information to get a cellphone in my name.. and personal information in about every state to obtain phone service and utilities.. I am requesting a immediate shutdown and swipe to these devices..
September 28, 2020 at 3:51 am
Here’s an article that tells you how to report free government cell phone fraud:
May 28, 2020 at 12:41 pm
What is going on with the actions on April 9, 2020? I along with many others have received a notification of Compromised SSN. How do we get this resolved and if a company is out of business then how are hits on our credit reports coming up?
May 28, 2020 at 12:50 pm
We do not believe all these complaints have anything to do with the original ReachOut Wireless nor with the Lifeline free government cell phone program. This new company appears to be a scam that should be avoided at all costs. This should be reported to your credit card companies, to credit reporting bureaus, and to the police. But do not communicate any further with this ReachOut imposter.
Mia Campbell says
April 19, 2020 at 10:15 am
Some one unlawfully used my name and social security number to acquire a free phone on 4/9/20. The phone number given for the wireless phone is 262-212-****. A file lock has been placed on my credit file.
ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY AGAINST FRAUDULENT BEHAVIOR!!!
April 19, 2020 at 2:13 pm
We’ve received a bunch of comments from readers about ReachOut in the last few weeks. Please, Mia, report this problem. This is NOT the ReachOut that was formerly in the Lifeline business.
C Shaw says
April 27, 2020 at 2:58 pm
Mia, I have just been notified by credit bureaus that my ssn was used to obtain 2 cell phones as well. I have obviously locked my credit file as well,…. but I’ve had no luck finding how to have these shut down/reported. Was hoping you could offer any advice?
April 27, 2020 at 6:02 pm
At first glance this appears to be a free government cell phone issue, but it really isn’t. It is an identity theft issue disguised that should be reported to credit bureaus and police.
April 12, 2020 at 12:47 pm
I just received 2 alerts on my credit report that my social was used and got 2 phones in my name. Who do I contact? And I don’t even have any Obama phones.
April 12, 2020 at 1:46 pm
April 16, 2020 at 11:57 am
April 17, 2020 at 5:45 am
Me too. I wonder how much more personal stuff has leaked. I know we aren’t the only 2. This problem needs to be fixed NOW!
April 17, 2020 at 1:43 pm
Everyone who has this problem needs to report it immediately. Here’s an article that tells you exactly what steps to follow:
STERLEY WEBER says
April 24, 2020 at 8:28 am
I just went to this link and spoke with Rosavelt. He was absolutely no help.
April 24, 2020 at 12:22 pm
You went to what link?
April 19, 2020 at 10:17 am
Same here on 4/9/20
April 12, 2020 at 5:40 am
I got an alert that my SSN was used in the dark web for Reachout wireless. I have reported this.
April 12, 2020 at 7:37 am
ReachOut doesn’t exist anymore, Malakia. It hasn’t existed in several years. Contact your customer service team by calling 6-1-1 on your free government cell phone.
April 12, 2020 at 2:28 am
I also have an alert on my credit. This some kinda dark web scam
April 12, 2020 at 4:32 am
Noshein Jones says
April 10, 2020 at 11:53 am
I would like to know if there is a phone in my name at this company? Only because I got a credit alert from this company yesterday.
April 10, 2020 at 12:03 pm
First of all, we are not ReachOut. This is an independent informational website. We’d tell you to contact ReachOut’s customer service team, but the company has been out of business for several years now.
Julian Glanton says
April 10, 2020 at 4:15 pm
Is there a phone in my name I got an alert yesterday
April 10, 2020 at 4:34 pm
We have no idea, Julian. But that alert could not have come from ReachOut because they’ve been out of business for years.
Belinda Duncan says
December 22, 2019 at 5:35 pm
My phone won’t stay on or charge. there is nothing wrong with the charger just the phone. what do I do?
December 22, 2019 at 10:30 pm
Contact your service provider’s customer service team. If your Free government cell phone is still workIHG, just use it to call 6-1-1.
Kizie L Donaldson says
December 16, 2018 at 6:57 am
I never recieved my headset.
December 17, 2018 at 11:11 am
We’re not sure what you mean by “headset.” Maybe you meant handset?
October 30, 2018 at 3:47 pm
I have lost my phone but have another how do I transfer my number
October 30, 2018 at 5:02 pm
First, ReachOut is not your service provider. It may have been at one time, but it has been out of business for many months now. We would tell you to call 6-1-1 to connect to your service provider’s customer service team, but you can’t do that because your phone is broken. You have two ways to find out which company now handles your account. (1) Go down the list of service providers in your state and call each of them to ask if they are your provider. (2) Visit USAC.org because they can help you figure out who your service provider is. Here’s a link:
Keith elum says
May 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm
How can I Get a upgrade replacement phone
Keith Elum says
May 8, 2011 at 12:39 pm
Thank you for Battery and Chargerthe phone is damage where you plug in charger is damage it will not charge phone please send me another phone Thank You for your Effort to help out.
April 30, 2011 at 9:47 am
phone I have now want charge up need a replacement phone or upgrade
April 30, 2011 at 9:45 am
need replacement phone or upgrade phone I have now want charge up