Assurance Wireless is one of the largest and fastest growing Lifeline Assistance cell phone carriers operating in the United States. Assurance Wireless provides eligible customers with a (1) Free Cell Phone; (2) 250 FREE Voice Minutes; and (3) 250 FREE Texts each and every month. These are added automatically with no cost to you. However, if you want to go beyond the basics, you can by adding amounts as low as $5/month to get additional services, like more texts or more minutes.
They also have unlimited cell phone plans available for very reasonable prices. To top it off, you can buy Virgin Mobile Top-Up cards from thousands of retail locations across the country as well as online with a credit card or even PayPal.
Even if you do not purchase additional minutes, Assurance Wireless (and Virgin Mobile) is still compensated by the government that pays subsidies to them to cover the cost of the cell phone and monthly cell service fees. If you are struggling to pay your bills, this is something than can really help you.
So, if you were suspicious about why Assurance Wireless would give out free cell phones and minutes, you now know. They receive $10 per subscriber from the government’s Universal Service Fund and YOU get a free cell phone and monthly minutes at no charge.
Get a Free Government Cell Phone
The process of getting a free government cell phone is simple and straightforward. First, you need to see if Assurance Wireless is available in your state. Then, you should review the requirements for your particular state. After this, if you think you are eligible, you simply fill out an application with supporting documentation and you will quickly find out if you can get a free cell phone from Assurance Wireless.
Quite a few Americans have already received their free cell phone from the government and are using it each and every month free of charge. There are limits on the number of minutes you can use and the texts you can send, but there are other options if you want more. (See here.)
Are You Eligible?
The exact eligibility requirements for the Lifeline program will vary from state to state. Because of this, you should check our page for your particular state if you see it listed below. If your state is not listed below, Assurance Wireless is not yet available there.
Assurance Wireless is growing fast, however, so they may be in your state soon if they are not already. This is why we constantly update the site – so that you have the most current information available. We are here to HELP YOU.
Because of this, you should bookmark our website and make sure you check back often. Also, the requirements from state to state do change occasionally. This is another good reason to double check your state’s specific requirements before you apply.
In general, however, if you already receive assistance from the government through a federal program (like Medicaid or SNAP / Food Stamps) there is a good chance you WILL be able to get a free government cell phone and free monthly minutes.
Even if you are not already receiving assistance, you may be eligible for a free Assurance Wireless cell phone and service if your income is at or below 135% of the national poverty level. (Please note that the requirement is 150% in some states. This information is listed on our state pages you can find below.) The exact amount will depend on the number of people living in your household.
You will also need a home mailing address for the them to ship the phone. There is a limit of one Lifeline phone per household. If you think you meet the requirements, click the link below for the state you live in currently and you will get more information on whether you might be eligible. List of States Available
When you know you might be eligible for your free government cell phone, you will simply head to the Assurance Wireless website and fill out the application. At this point you will usually need to submit documentation (that varies from state to state) to prove that you are part of an approved program and are eligible. After this, you will soon find out whether or not you will get a free phone with free minutes delivered to your home.
Additional Monthly Plans
If you want to go above and beyond the 250 free talk minutes and texts, here are your other options.
- UNLIMITED Talk, Text, and Web – Add $30 each month
- 1000 Minutes and 1000 Texts Add $20 each month
Get 250 Free Minutes & 250 Free Texts + 750 Minutes & 750 Texts
- 500 Minutes and 500 Texts Add $5 each month
Get 250 Free Minutes & 250 Free Texts + 250 Minutes & 250 Texts
Assurance Wireless in Your State
Assurance Wireless is available currently in 33 states as well as the District of Columbia.
Assurance Wireless Video
Here is a short video that explains about Assurance Wireless and how it can help you through the Lifeline Assistance Program established by the federal government (during the Bush administration.)
Contact Assurance Wireless
You can get more information on Assurance Wireless at their official Website or via the information provided below.
P.O. Box 686
Parsippany, NJ 07054
There are several companies that participate in the Lifeline Assistance Program that gives out free cell phones to people in need, but Assurance Wireless is one of the largest at this time. And getting access to the Virgin Mobile network – for free - is not bad at all.
If you have any questions about Assurance Wireless and the free cell phones and monthly minutes that they offer, feel free to contact us or them and we would be happy to help.