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AARP Cell Phones for Seniors

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 1 1

Free Government Cell Phones for Seniors

AARP cell phones for seniors is not a myth or a scam.

It is actually a real legitimate offer if you are a senior citizen. The AARP, an organization helps to advance and promote the quality of life for retired persons over 50, has taken great strides to work with companies to provide meaningful discounts which are in line with its mission.

And having discounted or even free cell phone service for older people is one of those aims of this great organization. Luckily, there are many options for the AARP senior when it comes to cheap and in some cases no cost mobile phone service.

The Lifeline program for seniors makes these discounts possible, along with some AARP benefits. Most people assume that the Lifeline program is a relatively new initiative, when in fact it is one that’s been around for nearly 30 years under President Ronald Regan. The free government cell phone program for seniors and low income people was created to make telephony services accessible to everyone who wanted a landline, which for that time was the typical mode of communication.

But today, the Lifeline program speaks mostly to the need to provide wireless phone service for cheap with a senior discount and in some cases for free.

Consider the fact that the average mobile phone bill according to CTIA, sits around $50 dollars a month. Imagine what you could be doing with that money. And consider more, the fact that $50 dollars is just an average. Cell phone companies do have a way of increasing the rates of subscribers over a subscriber’s lifetime with a company. Data services has been one way for a wireless company to attempt to increase rates quickly.

Thankfully, there are companies like Consumer Cellular, Safelink Wireless and Assurance Wireless which offer major cell phone discounts to older people.

Let’s take a look at each one up close:

Consumer Wireless: Consumer wireless is actually a well-regarded company which provides mobile phone discount services to AARP members, 50 or over. You may even qualify for the Lifeline portion of the phone service plan if you are on Social Security, Medicaid, Food Stamps, etc. The Lifeline program is ran by your state, so you will need to contact Consumer Wireless to follow up on how you can be eligible for discounts or even free service. Consumer Wireless have plans that start as low as $10 dollars a month. And of course if you qualify under the Lifeline senior program, your service would be free.

Consumer Wireless Customer Service Number = 888-345-5509

Safelink Wireless and Assurance Wireless

 Safelink Wireless and Assurance Wireless are generally the same type of company. They are strictly backed by the Lifeline program, so unlike Consumer Wireless, they don’t provide any separate plans for seniors, however they do provide 250 free cell phone minutes for seniors one qualifying state or federal aid. So if you are a senior and receive one of the following, which include: Medicaid, Social Security, Section 8 or Food Stamps, you qualify. You don’t even have to be a senior of a certain age.

Under the senior Lifeline program, you would receive a free mobile phone, free 250 monthly minutes, free 611 calls, free emergency calls, call waiting, etc. And it would be all under no contract.

 Safelink Wireless Customer Service Number = 1-800-Safelink

Assurance Wireless Customer Service Number = 1-888-321-5880

So there you have it, in short, many of the great service providers who offer seniors great discounts and programs for mobile phone service.

 Just remember AARP cell phones for seniors is a reality and not a myth, so call these companies today to get your free or discount mobile phone service.



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Comments

May 7, 2012 3:33pm
Introspective
With the removal of most payphones, a cell phone is now a necessity. This is a great program for senior citizens. Thanks for this important information.
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