Updated on 12/9/22
IMPORTANT NOTE: WE NO LONGER RECOMMEND ENROLLING FOR THE LIFELINE FREE GOVERNMENT CELL PHONE PROGRAM OR THE AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY (ACP) PROGRAM AT STREET EVENTS. THEY HAVE BEEN THE SCENES OF FAR TOO MUCH FRAUD AND ABUSE. SAVE YOURSELF A LOT OF POTENTIAL TROUBLE BY ENROLLING ONLINE OR BY PHONE.
Question of the day: Is there a website with all the dates and times of places where you can get a free government cell phone?
We have tens of thousands of readers here at FreeGovernmentCellPhones.net every day. And the question they’ve been asking most often recently can be summed up in this message from a reader named Crystal:
I’ve seen at different times tents set up at different locations where you can get an Obama phone right on the spot. Is there a website that will tell you the dates and places of where they will be set up for my area? I live in Phoenix, AZ.
The simple answer is no. We wanted to set up a FreeGovernmentCellPhones.net page to list the tent events held by the dozens of companies that compete in the Lifeline Assistance business. Unfortunately, that information is very hard to come by. And even if it was available, we would now be very hesitant to share it with our readers.
Why don’t all Lifeline Assistance companies offer this kind of information?
FreeGovernmentCellPhones.net is clearly the leading website dedicated to the Lifeline Assistance program. As we said earlier, we have tens of thousands of readers every single day of the year. And we simply don’t understand why ALL free government cell phone and ACP companies don’t make it this simple for their potential customers.
Well, that’s not strictly true. We do know the answer, but we just don’t like it.
We know that each Lifeline/ACP company handles its enrollment process in its own unique way. Some handle enrollment with their own employees (these are the only one’s we would trust). Others hire outside contracting companies that then hire their own full-time employees. And others damn near anyone who can walk, breathe, and hand you a pen and a form to fill out. But the biggest problem is all the complete scams being run by unscrupulous criminals who will do anything to make a quick buck and have absolutely no connection to any legitimate Lifeline or Affordable Connectivity Program service provider.
We know that all the major Lifeline Assistance companies read our site on a daily basis. We would still very much like to set up a Tent Event page that covers all the legitimate companies and their legitimate tent events. If only those companies made that information available.
C’mon, Lifeline companies. Post that information on your websites. Send us the info. Give our readers the kind of info that will make it easier for them to enroll and easier for you to enroll them. Let us publicize your legitimate events. Help us help you to sign up millions of financially-struggling Americans for Lifeline free government cell phones and ACP internet service.