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Safelink Wireless

The minutes can be used for local or domestic long distance calling and tex messaging. There are a variety of plans, based upon your state and potentially what you are looking for.

Lifeline + ACP
  • Free smartphone or BYOP
  • Unlimited talk
  • Unlimited text
  • Calls to Canada and Mexico
  • 25GB high speed data
  • Up to 5GB of hotspot data
ACP Plan
  • Free SIM card
  • Unlimited talk
  • Unlimited text
  • Calls to Canada and Mexico
  • 10GB data
  • Includes 5GB of hotspot data
Lifeline Plan
  • Free SIM card
  • 350 voice minutes
  • Unlimited texts
  • 4.5GB data


There are two ways to qualify for a free cell phone: 1) Your income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or 2) You already participate in one of these government aid programs:
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA)
  • Tribal Head Start If you meet the income qualifying standards
  • Tribal Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
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Special plans

Residents in California

California residents usually get the best deal when it comes to free government cell phones. This is because the cell phone companies in California offer a monthly subsidy that is often larger than the federal substitute that users receive in the other states. California residents get more texts, more minutes, and usually more data. Here is what you can expect to receive on a plan in California.

· Unlimited text and unlimited talk as well as 500MB of data for free

· Unlimited text and unlimited talk and 1.2 GB of data for just $10 per month

· Unlimited text and unlimited talk plus 4GB of data for $17.60 per month

· Unlimited text and unlimited talk and 10 GB of data for $32.60 per month

All other States

For those that live in the other states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia here is what you can expect to receive on the lifeline assistance free government cell phone plan.

Bring Your Own Phone

You will receive a free SIM card, unlimited text, 350 free monthly minutes, 1 GB of data for the first three months, and 500MB updating each month thereafter. You must have a compatible GSM smartphone for this program.

Receive a Free Phone

You will receive a free smartphone that has data and Wi-Fi capabilities. You get unlimited text and 353 minutes each month. You will also get 500MB data.

The Program

You will have no contract to sign and it is free to sign up for SafeLink Wireless. You can submit your application online or you can call the number. It's very easy and quick to sign up for the program. You will get some of the following features with your SafeLink Wireless phone.

· The popular features such as call waiting, caller ID, and voicemail

· International long distance calls

· Unused minutes will carry over, but this will depend on what plan you select

· The handset remains active for one year upon the shipment. On an annual basis, you must recertify that you were eligible for the program

Residence in California will get more text as well as minutes. They will also get a better cell phone while residents in other states will get a basic cell phone. The residents in California receive Android smartphones

Receive More Minutes

If you run out of minutes before the end of the month you are still covered. You can get TracFone Airtime Cards Which are available through CVS, Walmart, Target, Kmart, Walgreens, RadioShack, Family Dollar stores, Rite Aid storage, and Dollar General. You can also buy these minutes online.

The plan will offer you on average 350 minutes each month, but you can buy other minutes when you need them. This is covered through our Safelink Wireless/Tracfone Minutes page. can you use the Tracfone promo code> and receive some deals on the program.

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