Safelink Wireless

In California, you will get a free Android cell phone, unlimited texting, unlimited minutes, and 500MB of data. In the other states, you will get 350 minutes, a free cell phone, unlimited texting, and 500MB of data.

The oldest and largest as well as best known company that offers free cell phones through the Lifeline assistance program is called SafeLink Wireless. There are millions of users in 40 states that are making use of this program to get a free cell phone.

The states that are covered in this program are: Arkansas, Alabama come from Arizona, Connecticut, California, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin

Through the Lifeline plan, you will receive a phone which is data and Wi-Fi compatible. This is provided to the consumer at no charge. Consumers can also receive a free SIM card which they can use in their own phone. You can also purchase a discounted smartphone. Lifeline customers that want to purchase another handset will be allowed to purchase TracFone handsets from retail at vendors that are participating in the program.

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.


There are some qualifications to get a new SafeLink Wireless phone. The guidelines vary state-to-state. Here are the programs that will qualify you for your cell phone.

· Medicaid

· SNAP or Food Stamos through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

· Section 8 of the Federal Public Housing Assistance

· SSI or Supplemental Security Income

· BIA or Bureau of Indian Affairs general assistance

· Veteran's Pension and Survivor's Benefit

· Tribal TANF or Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

· Tribal Head Start if you meet the income qualifications standard

· FDPIR or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

You can also qualify the program if your income is below the federal poverty standard. your income must be low enough for you to qualify for the program.

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.

Comparing Companies

You should compare free cell phone providers in the state. There are many options and companies that you can choose from. The phone choices in the plans are going to vary state-to-state and provider-to-provider so you need to check all of them to find the right deal for you. Have a look at our state-by-state free phone service page as this will outline the options available to you.

Contact Safelink Wireless:

Safelink Wireless
9700 N.W. 112th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178

Contact information for all states other than California:


For Enrollment and Plan Changes Support: 1-800-Safelink (723-3546)
For Technical Support ONLY: 1-800-378-1684

Contact information for California:

Phone: 800-SafeLink (1-800-723-3546)