Are Free Touch Screen Government Phones REAL?” The answer is…
The government provides free and discounted cell phone service through approved Lifeline providers, but not the phone. But, you CAN still get a free phone.
These Lifeline providers often give you a free touch screen smart phone when you sign up anmd qualify for the Lifeline program through them.
Keep reading to find out what how to get your free government phone service and internet benefits.
The Lifeline Assistance Program
The Lifeline Program is an FCC program that provides free wireless phone service to people who meet certain program or income requirements.
This Free government cell phone service has been around for many years and can be used on all major U.S. networks like Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless etc.
Through Lifeline service providers, such as EASY Wireless, you can enroll in the Lifeline Program and receive free minutes & texts, plus mobile data, as well as a FREE touchscreen smartphone
Millions of low-income individuals across the country qualify for this free government cell phone plan every year!
The Emergency Broadband Benefits Program
The Emergency Broadband Benefit, or EBB, is a program that provides free or reduced cost monthly broadband Internet access service.
The best part is about EBB is that if you qualify for Lifeline, you are automatically eligible for EBB.
What is the Benefit of Combining Lifeline and EBB?
When you qualify for Lifeline and EBB you can receive:
- A FREE Government Phone
- UNLIMITED Talk, Text and DATA
- Discount on a Touch Screen Tablet
Through these government programs you can stay connected with friends family, work, and school for your kids.
How Long Will These Programs Last?
The Lifeline program was established in 1985, and the EBB program begann in 2021.
Both programs allow low-income households to be able to enjoy the same access others have to phone and internet services. Lifeline is here to stay and the EBB program, while temporary, has no end date in sight.
How to Qualify for a Lifeline Phone and Wireless Plan
You may qualify for free Lifeline phone service if you are currently in one of the following programs:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
You can also qualify if unemployed or, if your household’s income is at 135% or less than the federal poverty level, you may be eligible for service. To view the house household income table Click Here.
If you reside on Tribal lands, such as Oklahoma, you may qualify if you receive:
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIGA)
- Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANT)
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIA)
- Tribal Head Start (HDST)
After You Qualify for Lifeline and EBB, Get Your Free Cell Phone
After you qualify, through the federal National Verifier application process reach out to your chosen provider to receive your FREE phone services, and touchscreen smart phone.
It is often easier to go through a Lifeline provider to qualify than directly to the government. The provider’ customer service can answer questions while you fill out the application and also automate some of the steps, saving you time and headaches.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Free Government Phones
How can I get an Obama phone?
The "Obama phone" is a term that refers to the free phone service provided through the Lifeline Assistance Program.
Lifeline providers often include a free touch screen smartphone after you qualify for the Lifeline program. People often call these phones “free touch screen government phones” but the phone are given by the providers.
Does the government really give out free touchscreen smartphones?
No, the government provides free and discounted cell phone service. Your Lifeline provider, such as EASY Wireless, provides your FREE Touchscreen Smartphone!
What kind of free smartphone do I get?
Each service provider has its own free cell phone selection. Many providers will also offer higher storage phones for a nominal fee. Ask your provider when applying for the Lifeline and EBB program what phone upgrades are available.
Why Can't I Qualify with Some Providers?
Each service provider has certain states in which it is permitted to operate. When you sign up to qualify on their site, they will tell you if they are able to provide service to you. You may not qualify for them because you are not in their region. This doesn't mean you won't qualify for a different provider that services your state.
For example, EASY Wireless is licensed to offer Lifeline and EBB services in Oklahoma, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas.
The “companies near me page” on the USAC website can tell you which providers offer service in your area.
How do you Activate Your Phone?
If the instructions are not included with the simcard kit, check your provider's website help area for "How to Activate Your Phone".
Why are You Telling Me About Other Wireless Providers?
As stated above, Lifeline providers are normally limited to operate in certain states. While we do compete with some providers, we believe our mission is to help as many people as possible who need these government benefits, and to help them to connected to the world.
Each one of our customers should have the same opportunities as others to improve the lives of their family members.
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