Free Government Cell Phones in Arizona

By | March 2, 2012

Arizona free government cell phones.  The economic situation has been improving in the US, but there are still a lot of people, who are struggling.  Some of the hardest working people, can not able to provide for the basic needs of their families.  You also have seniors or disabled who can greatly benefit from help with landline or free cellular service.

Safelink is one of the free government phone providers providing free cell phones in Arizona, through the Lifeline Program.  LifeLine Assistance program offers government assisted phone services to low-income families and individuals in Arizona.  When you qualify you can receive everything you need to stay in touch with friends, family, and your job. You will receive a free phone and up to 500 minutes of talk time a month, depending on your phone provider.

Arizona Free Government Cell Phones

You are eligible for the government phone in Arizona if you receive benefits from most government assistance programs, or if your gross family income is at or below 135% of the US Federal Poverty Guidelines.   If you are getting assistance from the programs listed below, you may be eligible to get a government cell phone free, with monthly minutes.

  •     Medicaid
  •     Section 8  Housing
  •     National Free School Lunch
  •     Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  •     State Child Health Insurance Plan/KIDCARE
  •     Federal Public Housing Assistance
  •     Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Food Stamps
  •     Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  •     Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Choosing a Phone provider in Arizona

Keep in mind that phone plans vary from provider to provider so before you choose, do a Google search to see what others are saying about the phone company and if there are any complaints about customer service or other issues with the company.  You don’t want to register with a Lifeline provider, only to find out they have terrible customer service.

Some providers offer discounts to those who qualify for the program by receiving help from an approved government program or your household income that is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level.  You have the option of using most Tracfone cells phones include the free one offered.  You can add minutes to a Tracfone phone card which are sold in many drug stores grocery stores and majors chains such as Wal-Mart, and KMart.

3 thoughts on “Free Government Cell Phones in Arizona

  1. TauriDragon

    QLink issues Worst level phones, that don’t work, (Can’t even answer mine, Only sales calls Get Through anyway,) to those Poor, Qualifying for Lifeline Services – then Requires $25 to UpGrade to a hopefully working Phone with better reception. We’re Poor! Where should I get $25, from Grocery or Medicine part of budget?

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