I like to check the news of places where I used to live from time to time. Today I checked the news from Richmond, Virginia and learned about an amazing lifeline for those who cannot afford a phone due to their current economic situation. I read the article all the way through waiting to see the scam warnings, the advice to read the small print but amazingly enough none of that was contained in the article. It is for this reason I am going to pass this information on to you.
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. SafeLink Wireless offers qualifying customers FREE cellular service. This service is currently available in Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Soon, SafeLink Wireless service will be offered in the following states: Alabama, District of Columbia, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Delaware, and North Carolina
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. Here is the link and you might want to check with your local Departments of Social Services to find out if you are qualified for this program.