The Life Wireless Free Cell Phone Program
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Life Wireless offers free government cell phones through the LIfeline program for residents of Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island and West Virginia.
Life Wireless offers the following features free of charge with their cell phones and service plan voice mail, text messaging, call waiting, three-way calling, call forwarding, caller ID service, no roaming charges, and no charges for domestic long distance calls.
If additional minutes are needed, they can be purchased through the Life Wireless site by simply entering the issued mobile number and credit card information.
Because of Life Wireless’ broad spectrum of state coverage, it is important to verify your eligibility with your home state’s specific requirements. State requirements will vary on government assistance programs and gross income percentages as compared to the nation’s poverty line.
Theses requirements are what Lifeline providers, like Life Wireless, use to ensure each of their potential customers is eligible for Lifeline’s services. The Lifeline program was created in 1984 so everyone could have access to a source of communication through a landline.
Now, cell phones have been added to the Lifeline program since their part in modern society has grown to be so instrumental over the years. This government program strives to provide truly needy families with a source of communication.
This communication is essential in achieving employment, staying in touch with family and being able to reach authorities in case of an emergency. In order to keep this opportunity possible, only one Lifeline account is permitted to each household.
The account can be for either a landline or a wireless line, but not both. The Lifeline program has requirements to ensure its service provider’s potential customers are eligible. As stated above, these requirements will vary by state.
Qualifying for Life Wireless
Requirements may include the following:
- Temporary Assistance to needy Families (TANF)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Food Stamps
- National Free School Lunch Program
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- An income that is at or below 135% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
- Residents of Federally-recognized Tribal lands may qualify under the following programs:
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- Tribally Administered TANF
- Head Start (meeting income-qualifying standards)
- *Limit one Lifeline account per household
Remember to check your state’s specific qualifications as they may differ from those listed above and by state.
Lifeline providers not only check for potential customer eligibility through which government assistance programs they are a member of but also what their gross income is as a household.
To verify and eligible income proof documents are needed. As relayed in the information above, the documents that are accepted to show eligibility through income also vary from state to state. It is important to check with your state’s specific proof document qualifications to see what is accepted.