Get a free cell phone, 1000 voice minutes, unlimited texts and MMS, plus 1GB of data free each month.
California and Oklahoma residents get even more.
Life Wireless is a regional cell phone provider that is accepted by the U.S. government’s Lifeline phone service to provide free cell phones and free airtime to the states of Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
California Plan #1 – Unlimited talk, text, MMS plus 2GB of data free each month.
California Plan #2 – Unlimited talk and text, 100 MMS units and 500MB of data free each month.
Oklahoma Plan #1 – Unlimited talk, text, MMS plus 2GB of data free each month
Oklahoma Plan #2 – Unlimited talk, text, MMS plus 5GB of data free each month
All other states – 1000 minutes per month, unlimited text and MMS, plus 1GB of data free each month.
All other states
Trying to detail out the various state’s plans is just too confusing, and the easiest thing to do is go to the Life Wireless website and look up your state’s plans. We can say that you will get at least 500 voice minutes, unlimited texting, and most often just 10 MB of data (don’t even try to use that small an amount). The plans vary based upon if you have a smartphone or a feature phone, and in which state you reside. For those residing in Wisconsin, the plan also comes with unlimited premium Wi-Fi powered by iPass. For all other states your new plan comes with 500 minutes, unlimited text, unlimited premium Wi-Fi powered by iPass
How to Qualify
The qualifications to get a phone from Life Wireless are the same as for the other companies in the same states. In general, any of the following qualifies you:
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Plan (LIHEAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Food Stamps
- Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Senior Citizen Low-Income Discount Plan (offered by the local gas or power company)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Income at or below 135% of federal poverty level* (proof required)
The Life Wireless cell phone comes with free voicemail, caller id, call waiting, 3-way calling, call forwarding, and has no roaming charges. There are no charges for domestic long distance calls. International calls are allowed, but chargeable.
There is mention on the company’s website of text messaging ability, but we cannot find mention of the cost. If it is like every other vendor, each text message received or sent is charged a portion of the monthly minutes. (We’ve asked and will update this page.)
We do not know if unused minutes rollover each month. (We’ve asked and will update this page.)
If you already have an existing unlocked GSM phone, you can use it and simply order a Life Wireless SIM card. This free SIM card can be inserted into your handset and activated for immediate use.
Website: Life Wireless
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