Free Cell Phone with a data plan and texting. Free calling too.
In 1985 the Lifeline program was established providing millions of Americans the opportunities and security that phone service can bring. Since 1985 low income qualified Americans in any state have been using the life line program to communicate with employment, family, and emergency services. Lifeline discounts were approved for pre-paid wireless service. Internet was adopted under the lifeline program in 2012. The same way wireless service was introduced.
Tip: Lifeline is part of the USF or universal Service Fund
To qualify for the life line program participants must have an income at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.
Example: 3/16/2014 California 1-2 members in household making less that 21000 will qualify.
Tip: Only one single lifeline service and phone per household!
You can also qualify if you are in one of the following programs:
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Federal Public House Assistance (Section 8)
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program
Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF)
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
Head Start (if income eligibility criteria are met) or
State assistance programs (if applicable)
Tip: You may NOT have a land-line (Home phone) & wireless cell on the life line program as it violates the Terms of service!
Only a select amount of broadband cell service companies will take part in the experimental program. ReachOut wireless was chosen to test the widespread deployment of high-speed internet also know as broadband.
ReachOut wireless Broadband
Here is a list of the 9 companies in california that offer the lifeline discount under mobile phone service. This list was compiled on 8/10/2017.
Network: Sprint Nationwide Network
Total call mobile
Network: Sprint Verizon
oasis market 13163 Palm drive Desert hot springs ca 92240
Conditions needing met
- Work 40 hours or less a week
- MAke 11.50 an hour or less
- Live in california
- Live in a household with others who do not have jobs or the total household income does not go above 24,000 per year.
- Have a clean criminal record
Programs That you may qualify below are made to help you
Phones Landline or smart cell phone
Once created for landlines(Home phone), the new lifeline program now includes a free smartphone and unlimited minutes and texting. Some companies include some 3G data while others might have 4G. you can purchase additional web data plans at reduced rates using this lifeline program.
Medical and dental Insurance
Medi-cal is a state ran program which offers IEHP brand of insurance. IEHP is a branch of medi-cal and is still considered medi-cal. This insurance can cover all necessary dental cost for 0.00$ out the door. You can get dental done at any place that accepts denti-cal so call ahead first. Your IEHP card can help you get medical care for free via ER, doctor visit, or urgent care. By having an IEHP card you can sign up to the lifeline phone program listed above. Sign up is fast and could take as little as 15 minutes for a free smartphone.
1. Qlink Wireless: Save big time. Get fast speeds. Get a free smartphone.
2. Straight Talk from walmart on the verizon network. They offer 45 for unlimited everything 5GB data r 65 for this with 10GB data.
3.Total Wireless: 35$ a month get you unlimited minutes and text with 2GB data. A lite user might like this plan with no contract.
4. Virgin mobile: 35$ unlimited everything with 5GB data
5.Criket: 25$ month unlimited talk and text. Heavy 4g internet add-ons available.
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Your comment should be about a paragraph long.
Don’t worry too much about spelling as we will help correct some.
Topics to write about:
- What is frustrating about your current carrier or previous if you have none now?
- What steps can be taken to solve your issues and frustrations that would also help others?
- List some pros and cons of your cell phone and or carrier.
- Are you secure on your mobile device?
These are appropriate topics for the contest. Please comment below for a chance to win a refurbished blackberry BOLD from ReachOut Wireless. The Blackberry BOLD will be from the Verizon CDMA network.
BlackBerry BOLD Pictures coming soon.
Verizon dsl router scam
Would verizon take advantage of its not so tech savvy customers? Verizon sent out emails containing this statement. “No business should ever take its customers for granted.” for promotional purposes but this doesn’t seem to be the case as we examine the “Online DSL SignUp” from verizon.
Online Websites and sponsors of verizon promote “free wifi router/modem” with sign up of DSL when this is clearly not the case.
While signing up for verizon DSL online, you are asked to pay $39.99 for the router/modem combo.
The fee is waived (39.99) when you get the fastest DSL/phone package. This is where they are being deceitful. The fee is not actually waived. Instead they give you a router/modem to borrow(If you break it you buy it!).
So now the customer thinks that this upgrade to a better plan will get him/her their own router/modem when they would be getting a donor Instead. If anything happens to the router with in 1 year the customer would be charged 39.99 for the product. If the router/modem (Waived fee remember?) is not returned within a year you will also be charged for it.
During online or phone DSL setup through verizon, not once does it visibly state that verizon would “own” your new router/modem after the fee was waived! When the verizon phone representative was confronted about this the response was “Ughh I dont know”.
Does it seem like its done on purpose? Yes, all the chat representatives from the verizon website try to hide the fact that its loaned equipment that your responsible for. So it seems they have been trained specifically to dodge these kinds of questions making the data consumer(you) responsible for their cheap electronics.
~ReachOut Wireless Help