The United States government runs a program called Lifeline Assistance which gives low income Americans access to free cell phones and inexpensive cell phone plans. To qualify for the program, you'll need to meet certain income criteria, or be enrolled in a program like Food Stamps (SNAP) or Medicaid. A number of carriers specialize in free phones and low-cost service through Lifeline (*low-cost service could be $7 - $10 off your current cell phone provider).
During these harsh times we want to make Lifeline service available to every eligible American. If you are receiving unemployment benefits, you may qualify for Lifeline service.
Assurance Wireless is a federal Lifeline Assistance program brought to you by Virgin Mobile. Lifeline is a government assistance program. The Assurance Wireless offer provides eligible low-income free monthly data, unlimited texting, and free monthly minutes. Plus a free phone.