If You Are One Of The Many Low Income People Who Need a Cellphone, You Can Get It From The Government

The government has a program that gives a free cell phone with minutes to low-income people  as long as they meet certain qualifications.  These qualifications are usually income-based.  Those recipients of the free cell phone from the government are usually low-income people on welfare and/or low-income people collecting food stamps.  This government program incorrectly called "Obama phone" or "Obama welfare cell phone" has been in existence for over 10 years and was set up to help low-income people have access to at least one phone line for emergency purposes.  This phone is incorrectly called the "Obama welfare cell phone" for people trying to upset others who may thing that President Obama is throwing away government money or giving it all away to the poor.  There is a real need for free cellphones for low income people for just the exact reason why the program started in the first place. There are a few companies who offer free cell phones for low-income people.



Lifeline is a plan supported by the government so that it can provide free cell phones to people who are on welfare. This company gives free minutes every month. For low income people who receive the free cell phones, they will be given free monthly minutes for one year. If their free minutes ran out, they can buy extra minutes. There are prepaid cards available for this call service. After the one year supply of free minutes, the recipient can still use the cell phone and just have to buy minutes. Lifeline will also require some documents from the person who receives the free cell phone. If the documents are not presented, Lifeline will discontinue the free service.



Safelink is the widest and largest free cell phone giving company that the government has linked with. It has the widest scope of states being served. And now, it is currently onto its widening plan to reach all the states in the US. For Safelink, there are no contracts to sign. As long as you are eligible for the program and have been chosen by the government, you will be given free cell phone plus free minutes. Monthly supply of free minutes is given to the recipients of the free cell phones. In case, the free minutes were not consumed, it will be carried over to the next month. The free cell phone is active for one year from which the project of government states. And only one member of the welfare family is eligible to apply for the program.



Tracfone is another well known cell phone provider that was connected with the government to aid in the aim to give free cell phones to low income people.  Just like the other cell phone service companies, Tracfone gives not only free cell phones but also free minutes monthly. Tracfone supports the government in providing help for people who are having difficulties in keeping up with their bills particularly phone bills. With the free monthly cell phone services, one can save money and use it for other important needs of the family.