There are 35 Lifeline phone providers. Most of these providers offer about the same type of plan. The plans will vary in the number of texts as well as minutes you'll receive. It's important to compare each one of these plans that are offered in your state to ensure you are getting the best value for your dollar and a plan that works for your needs.
Lifeline Free Cell Phone Providers

Cintex Wireless

You get a free phone, 500MB of data, 500 minutes, and unlimited free text each month.


Assist Wireless

With assist Wireless you get 500 texts, and 500 voice minutes,  in Oklahoma you get unlimited text, 1000 minutes, and 500MB of data.


Assurance Wireless

You get a free phone unlimited free text, 350 free minutes, and 500MB data. In the California area you get unlimited text and talk as well as 500MB data


Access Wireless

With the Access Wireless plan, you get a free cell phone, unlimited text, 100 to 750 minutes, and 52200 megabytes of data.


Life Wireless

You get 500 voice minutes, a free cell phone, some data, and unlimited text in Most states through this program. In Oklahoma and California, you will get unlimited text and unlimited voice and 500MB of data.


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.


Tag Mobile

Tag Mobile offers unlimited voice, free smart phone, unlimited texting, and 2GB of data in California. In the other states, you'll get unlimited texts, 750 free voice minutes, and one GB of data. You will also get a free SIM card if you bring in your own


StandUp Wireless

Free Smartphone, 500 minutes voice, unlimited texting, plus 500 MB data!


Terracom Wireless

A free phone, unlimited texting, 500-1,000 minutes of talk. Oklahoma tribal residents also get 500 MB monthly data.

Lifeline Discount Cell Phone Providers

You many find that you qualify for the Lifeline Assistance program's free phone plans, but that none of the companies offer service where you live. Or perhaps the free phone plans you did find in your area aren't acceptable to you for one reason or another. The good news is that you have another option. The companies below, while not offering free cell phone plans, do offer substantial Lifeline discounts off their regular mobile phone plans in some states. If you can find one in your state you may be able to get a fantastic plan at a discount price:

U.S. Connect

In Texas, you will find the company U.S. Connect which phones. These phones are available in West Virginia, Maryland, and Arkansas. It used to offer free text and minutes but the plan has been removed. It now offers a $9.25 Lifeline discount on 250 texts


Viaero Wireless

Applicants in Nebraska, Colorado, and Arkansas can receive the federal discount of $9.25 as well as the additional state discount of $3.50. Residents in these states will be able to save $12.25 off of their Viaero Wireless plan.


ATT Mobility

The wireless service provided it by the phone giant AT&T is called AT&T Mobility. AT&T is a company that has been around.