The Cintex Wireless Free Cell Phone Program
If you reached this page from a search engine, we strongly recommend you read our free government cell phone page for important Lifeline Assistance program information first.
Cintex Wireless provides free cell phones for residents of Arkansas, Maine, Maryland, Rhode Island and West Virginia. The Lifeline program was created by the Reagan Administration in 1984 as a way to ensure people have access to a home phone.
Now that technology has advanced, cell phones are essential in the lives of everyday people. The Lifeline program has now updated its service to include cell phones. However, if a household already receives assistance through a Lifeline landline or cell phone an additional cell phone or landline cannot be added. There is only one Lifeline phone permitted to each household.
Lifeline service providers, like Cintex Wireless, use the Universal Service Fund to acquire free cell phones and service plans for their customers. Each month, Cintex Wireless users will be provided a certain allotment of free minutes and texts through a handset for the entire year.
In order to receive the free minutes and texts each month, Cintex Wireless phone owners must have their phones powered on. If monthly minutes are not received, simply call your state’s Cintex Wireless helpline. There, a Cintex Wireless representative will assist you in receiving your monthly allotment of minutes.
The cell phone gives its users access to features such as, voicemail, text, three-way calling, call waiting, caller ID and access to 911. All of these features help to secure employment, keep in touch with family and receive help from the authorities if an emergency situation occurs.
Here is what you get with this regional service provider if you are eligible for the national Lifeline program.
- Free Wireless Service
- Free Wireless Handset
- Free Monthly Minutes
In order to qualify, you need to meet certain qualifications. The exact specifics vary depending on where you live, but in general if you are already receiving assistance from the government, there is a very good chance that you are eligible to get a free government cell phone.
If you are not receiving government assistance but have a monthly income at or below your state’s and/or Federal Government’s poverty line you may also be eligible for free Lifeline support through Cintex Wireless. Please check the Arkansas, Maine, Maryland, Rhode Island or West Virginia pages for more information about eligibility requirements in your state.
Qualifications include, but are not limited to assistance from:
- Food stamps
- Social Security
- Federal Housing Assistance Program (FPHA)
- Section 8 – Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- National School Lunch’s Free Lunch Program (NSL)
- Temporary-Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Remember to check your state’s specific requirements to verify eligibility.
It should also be noted that you can get additional monthly minutes or more features by paying a low monthly fee. The exact amount depends on what you are adding to your plan. For most people, however, the cost of adding additional minutes is a lot less than with other cell phone providers.
You can add minutes by calling a phone number, ordering them online, or by going into one of the many retail locations across the country. Cintex Wireless also has great nationwide coverage, meaning you will have dependable network capabilities across the country.