The ReachOut Wireless program may not be as popular as Safelink and Assurance Wireless, but it is the top 5 wireless programs that offer free mobile phones for low income people.
These free mobile phone programs enable the low income to have a cell phone at little to no cost, depending on eligibility and generally state requirements. But one thing is for sure, it is easy to qualify.
And let's face it, wireless phones can be expensive. Did you know the average US cell phone bill was right around $50 dollars, with some paying as high as $100 per phone depending on expensive add on services like data etc.
But luckily, ReachOut and other no cost wireless phone companies have made it possible to own a cell phone for free. All you need to do is qualify for the program.
The ReachOut Wireless Application
The ReachOut Wireless Application process isn't a long and involved one. You can actually go directly to the website or call the 800 number for fast service (see the contact information below).
During the application process, you will be asked if you meet just ONE of the below requirements. You must be on at least one. And though many of the program eligibility vary from state to state, most states allow for the below:
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF)
National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch
Supplemental Security Income (also know as SSI)
How does ReachOut wireless know if you're on just ONE of these programs to qualify?
Well you'll be asked under penalty and purgery to attest to the fact that you are. Typically you must also reapply every year, attesting to the same thing, that you are in ONE of the above state or federal aid programs. You can also have a low income to qualify and not be on any particular government ran aid program. Typically your income must between ReachOut wireless' guidelines.
Additionally this is a great program if you are a senior in need of a free cell phone and you're on Medicaid or some other state or federal aid. You may even qualify on low income alone.
What's Included in the ReachOut Wireless Program
Well, there are quite a few services which are included. Unlike, Safelink and Assurance, this program provides free international calling and even select text messaging. In the Safelink and Assurance Program you are required to pay for text messaging and international calling.
And for just a few more dollars you can add substantially to your minutes or data plan.
- Free VM
- A Wireless Phone
- International Calling
- Free Emergency Calls
- Select Text Messaging
- Call Forwarding
- Call Waiting
- Three Way Calling
If you need to contact ReachOut, please see the below contact details and their 800 number.
Nexus Communications, Inc.
P.O. Box 247168
Columbus, OH 43224
Customer Service: 1-877-870-9222
So as you can see ReachOut wireless is a great program to get a free government wireless phone.