Free Prepaid Cell Phone - Do You Qualify For SafeLink?!
Are you looking for a free prepaid cell phone? Do
you qualify as having low income and are looking
for a FREE cell phone including airtime and text messaging?
SafeLink Wireless was one of the first companies to offer
Lifeline service, which is a government sponsored program.
It provides free cellular phones and service to "income
eligible" households. There are no contracts, no fees, no
charges; there really are no strings attached at all! You
simply have to
Do I qualify for
that while the actual qualification process can
state, there are general qualifications that remain consistent
to qualify for this, and other similar programs:
already on State or Federal assistance. For
Federal Public Housing Assistance, food stamps, or Medicaid.
total household income is below 135% of State and/or Federal government
What are the benefits?
one in your household already receives Lifeline service
through another wireless carrier (this includes landline programs as
well). Be mindful that the government has started cracking
down on abuse and fraud, so making sure all of your information on the
application is 100% valid will help to improve your chances
experiencing a smooth application process.
must have a valid USPS (United States Postal Service) address.
other words, you must live somewhere where you can receive
as they will send the phone to that address. Also note
that P.O. boxes are not allowed.
What other services are
- You get a free
fixed number of minutes each month automatically added to your account
- No fees
- No monthly
- Unused minutes rollover each month (except for the 350
plan, which only rolls over if you purchase additional minutes)
you stop the SafeLink service, you can keep the phone
many free minutes and text messages do I get each month?
- Caller ID
currently offer three different plans:
1: 350 minutes - no rollover (unless you
purchase additional minutes), unlimited text messages.
2: 125 minutes - with rollover, unlimited text
3: 68 minutes - with rollover, unlimited text
messages, and includes international long distance to over 100
get your monthly minute allocation within the first three days
of each month. Keep in mind that your phone must be powered
on in order to receive your free minutes.
If you happen to not receive your minutes on a
particular month, you can follow the Free
Pending Minutes Retrieval Instructions
on their site. I've also pasted them here for your
about toll free numbers?
- Press the MENU key.
- "Prepaid" will be displayed across your screen.
- Press OK or SELECT.
- Go to "Redeem Airtime" or "Add Airtime".
- Press OK or SELECT.
- If your screen displays a message, go down and press OK
until you see “Card #” or “Airtime
- Enter 555 and press OK.
- If you are prompted for a promo code, press NO.
free calls are actually not included, and are charged at the
normal per minute rate, including calls to Lifeline and TracFone
customer service. So if you're going to call their customer
service, if possible, you should try to call from another phone or
Can I trust this company?
may be wondering whether the SafeLink free prepaid cell phone service
is good, or just some fly-by-night operation. Or, will you
have coverage? Will it be reliable?
The short answer is yes! TracFone is the prepaid
provider behind SafeLink. In fact, TracFone is one of the
providers in the U.S., at
greater than 10 million customers. They also offer the
Talk service available exclusively in Walmart stores. The
owns Net10, another prepaid provider. To learn more, visit
section. The bottom line is that
you can have
confidence that you're getting a quality service, and will be around
for the foreseeable future.
If I run out
of minutes, can I add more?
Because it's a service offered by TracFone, you can actually
any of their wireless topup products. Just visit any store
TracFone, and pick up a replenishment card. Also, after
finishing with the SafeLink program, they let you keep the phone, so
you can go ahead and activate it on regular TracFone service.
Can I use my own phone?
you cannot use your own TracFone or unlocked GSM phone. You
use a phone provided
by SafeLink Wireless as part of the free prepaid cell phone program.
However, unofficially, there have been plenty of reports
they'll transfer your account to another phone without much hassle.
That said, if this aspect is important to you, I would call
first before assuming that it will be possible.
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