FREE Government Cell Phone.... SafeLink
SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime eachmonth for income-eligible customers.
The Website for SafeLink
Lifeline Assistance is part of a program that was created by the government to provide discounted or free telephone service to income-eligible consumers. To help bring you this important benefit, SafeLink Wireless is proud to offer Lifeline Service. Through our Lifeline Service you will receive FREE cellular service, a FREE cell phone, and FREE Minutes every month! SafeLink Wireless Service does not cost anything – there are no contracts, no recurring fees and no monthly charges.
Any Minutes you do not use will roll-over. Features such as caller ID, call waiting and voicemail are all also included with your service. If you need additional Minutes, you can buy TracFone Airtime Cards at any TracFone retailer Walmart, Walgreens, Family Dollar, etc). SafeLink Airtime Cards will be available soon.
Your exact benefits, including the number of free Minutes you will receive, depend on the state you live in.
How to Qualify
The process to qualify for Lifeline Service depends on the State you live in. In general, you may qualify if...
1.You already participate in other State or Federal assistance program such as Federal Public Housing Assistance, Food Stamps and Medicaid.
2.Your total household income is at or below 135% of the poverty guidelines set by your State and/or the Federal Government.
3.No one in your household currently receives Lifeline Service through another phone carrier.
4.You have a valid United States Postal Address. In order for us to ship you your free phone you must live at a residence that can receive mail from the US Post Office. Sorry, but P.O. Boxes cannot be accepted.
In addition to meeting the guidelines above you will also be required to provide proof of your participation in an assistance program, or proof of your income level.
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Beneficios de Lifeline
El programa Lifeline es un programa de asistencia creado por el gobierno para ofrecer a clientes elegibles por sus ingresos, servicio celular gratis o con descuentos. ¡A través de nuestro Servicio Lifeline usted recibiráservicio celular GRATIS, un teléfono GRATIS y minutos cada mes GRATIS! El Servicio Lifeline no cuesta absolutamente nada, usted no firma contratos, no paga cargos ni facturas mensuales.
Todos los minutos que no use le quedarán disponibles. Las funciones como Identificador de Llamada, Llamada en Espera y Correo de Voz están incluidas en su servicio. Si necesita tiempo celular adicional usted puede comprar tarjetas de Tiempo Celular TracFone en tiendas como Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Family Dollar, entre otras.
La cantidad de minutos específica que usted recibirá dependerá del estado donde resida.
General Questions - Service Specific
Will I be able to use text messaging (SMS)? What is the price for that?
Yes, SafeLink Wireless service supports SMS. Each SMS will cost .3 Minutes. (I.E. an SMS message sent or received will consume one third of a minute).
Will I be able to roam?
Yes, your SafeLink Wireless phone will clearly display on your screen when you are located in a roaming area and since SafeLink Wireless’s rates are the same for all calls, you never have to worry about roaming charges!
Will I be able to make long distance calls?
Yes. The Minutes you have with SafeLink Wireless are nationwide Minutes. You can call anywhere in the US for one low rate and make international long distance calls to select locations for the same rate.
Does being a SafeLink Wireless customer protect me from being disconnected if I don’t pay my telephone bill?
With SafeLink Wireless Service you do not have to worry about paying a bill or recurring fees. You will never receive a bill from SafeLink Wireless!
When do I get my monthly Minutes?
Upon receipt of your SafeLink Wireless handset, your handset will have one year of service, and your Minutes for the first month will have already been included. Each month you will receive your free Minutes on the first three days of the month as long as you have your phone powered on.
Who is paying for it?
TracFone Wireless believes that cell phone ownership is a right and an important tool for individual success in today's world. Everyone should have a cell phone without the need for a contract or a high credit rating.