Just a few short years ago Nevada was an economic miracle. Thousands of people were moving to the Silver State from all across the country. Real estate values were skyrocketing. The unemployment rate was among the lowest in the nation. The casinos and hotels were jammed with tourists eager to spend money.
How times have changed. The miracle turned into a basket case after the Great Recession. At 7.9%, Nevada has the second highest unemployment rate among all the states (as of June 2014).
Bottom line: Nevada’s population may be small, but the number of unemployed and underemployed is overwhelming. But take heart, Nevadans. At least you can now get a free cell phone and free monthly minutes from the government, thanks to the Lifeline phone service program.
Free Cell Phone Providers in Nevada:
Here’s a list of all the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Nevada. 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.
- Absolute Mobile
- Access Wireless
- American Assistance
- Assurance Wireless
- Blue Jay Wireless
- EnTouch Wireless
- Life Wireless
- Q Link Wireless
- Safelink Wireless
- Tag Mobile
- Tempo Communications
- Terracom Wireless
Lifeline Discount Companies in Nevada
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 Nevada:
Do you Qualify for a Free or Discounted Lifeline Cell Phone in Nevada?
You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in Nevada:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
- Veterans Pension and Survivor's Benefit.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA)
- Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
- Tribal Head Start (only those households meeting its income qualifying standard)
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is falls within the guidelines below (check with provider if you are close to qualifying as numbers may be been raised since publishing):
|Income Based Eligibility for Nevada|
|Members in Household||Annual income|
|For each additional member add $5,643 annually|
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