Get a Free Cell Phone From Assurance Wireless
If you reached our Assurance Wireless page from a search, we recommend first reading our free government cell phone main page for helpful general information before reading this article.
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) UNLIMITED 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 From Assurance Wireless
The process of getting a free government cell phone is simple and straightforward. First, you need to see if Assurance Wireless provides service in your state. If your state is not listed below, don t fret! Assurance Wireless is quickly rolling our service to new states. Please visit this page again as we regularly update the content on this website.
In the mean time, there may be other free government cell phone providers that offer service in your state. In this case, we recommend visiting our other pages for free government cell phone carriers to determine if they provide service in your state. You can find links to numerous free cell phone carriers to the left of this article.
Next, you should review the eligibility 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.
Assurance Wireless Eligibility Requirements
Assurance Wireless Offers Free Cell Phones to Eligible Customers
Eligibility requirements for the Assurance Wireless program can vary from state to state. Consequently, we strongly recommend checking your state of residence s specific eligibility requirements before applying to Assurance Wireless. That being said, in general if you already receive government assistance, such as Food Stamps, Section 8, Social Security, Medicaid, etc, then there is a good chance you qualify for the Assurance Wireless program. Please check your state s list of eligible government assistance programs to see if you qualify for Assurance Wireless.
Even if you don t currently participate in an eligible government assistance program, you may still be able to qualify for Assurance Wireless service under income eligibility guidelines. Not all states allow applicants to qualify for service under income guidelines. However, those that do require an applicant s total household income to be at or below 100-150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The majority of states that allow an applicant to qualify under income guidelines require that an applicant s total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. We have listed these values in the table below for your convenience.
135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
To determine if you qualify for Assurance Wireless service under income guidelines, please visit your state of residence in the list of links below.
The last two requirements for qualifying for Assurance Wireless are straight forward. First, you must apply from a residential address. Assurance Wireless will not mail your free cell phone to a PO Box. Second, only one Lifeline Assistance (land line or cell phone) phone is allowed per household.
If you qualify for free cell phone service. all you need to do is surf over to the Assurance Wireless website and fill out their online application. The application is straight forward and you will likely complete it in less than 5-10 minutes. However, some states require applicants to submit documentation proving they participate in a qualifying government assistance program or have a total household income below the state allowed maximum.
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.
Jean July 25, 2016 at 3:13 pm #
I ve had an assurance wireless phone for several years andI hardly ever use it. Several times when I ve had to use it I was told that I needed additional minutes, was never able to speak to a human and gave up. Well I ve given up and wish to know if I may throw these devices away or what I need to do. Assurance Wireless is a wonderful idea but when needed it often doesn t work. Jean Deresienska
Jean July 25, 2016 at 3:14 pm #
I just did. I don t want assurance wireless any more, it s hopeless. I shall toss the devices in the trash if I don t hear from you. Jean