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Get a Free Cell Phone From Assurance Wireless

If you reached our Assurance Wireless page from a search, we recommend first reading our free government cell phone main page for helpful general information before reading this article.

Assurance Wireless is one of the largest and fastest growing Lifeline Assistance cell phone carriers operating  in the United States.  Assurance Wireless provides eligible customers with a (1) Free Cell Phone; (2) 250 FREE Voice Minutes; and (3) UNLIMITED FREE Texts each and every month.  These are added automatically with no cost to you.  However, if you want to go beyond the basics, you can by adding amounts as low as $5/month to get additional services, like more texts or more minutes.

They also have unlimited cell phone plans available for very reasonable prices. To top it off, you can buy Virgin Mobile Top-Up cards from thousands of retail locations across the country as well as online with a credit card or even PayPal.

Even if you do not purchase additional minutes, Assurance Wireless (and Virgin Mobile) is still compensated by the government that pays subsidies to them to cover the cost of the cell phone and monthly  cell service fees. If you are struggling to pay your bills, this is something than can really help you.

So, if you were suspicious about why Assurance Wireless would give out free cell phones and minutes, you now know. They receive $10 per subscriber from the government’s Universal Service Fund and YOU get a free cell phone and monthly minutes at no charge.

Get a Free Government Cell Phone From Assurance Wireless

The process of getting a free government cell phone is simple and straightforward. First, you need to see if Assurance Wireless provides service in your state. If your state is not listed below, don’t fret!  Assurance Wireless is quickly rolling our service to new states.  Please visit this page again as we regularly update the content on this website.

In the mean time, there may be other free government cell phone providers that offer service in your state.  In this case, we recommend visiting our other pages for free government cell phone carriers to determine if they provide service in your state.  You can find links to numerous free cell phone carriers to the left of this article.

Next, you should review the eligibility requirements for your particular state. After this, if you think you are eligible, you simply fill out an application with supporting documentation and you will quickly find out if you can get a free cell phone from Assurance Wireless.

Assurance Wireless Eligibility Requirements

Assurance Wireless

Assurance Wireless Offers Free Cell Phones to Eligible Customers

Eligibility requirements for the Assurance Wireless program can vary from state to state. Consequently, we strongly recommend checking your state of residence’s specific eligibility requirements before applying to Assurance Wireless.  That being said, in general if you already receive government assistance, such as Food Stamps, Section 8, Social Security, Medicaid, etc, then there is a good chance you qualify for the Assurance Wireless program.  Please check your state’s list of eligible government assistance programs to see if you qualify for Assurance Wireless.

Even if you don’t currently participate in an eligible government assistance program, you may still be able to qualify for Assurance Wireless service under income eligibility guidelines. Not all states allow applicants to qualify for service under income guidelines.  However, those that do require an applicant’s total household income to be at or below 100-150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The majority of states that allow an applicant to qualify under income guidelines require that an applicant’s total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.  We have listed these values in the table below for your convenience.

135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

Size of Family
Annual Income
1 $14,702
2 $19,859
3 $25,016
4 $30,173
5 $35,330
6 $40,487
7 $45,644
8 $50,801
For each Additional Person, Add $5,157

To determine if you qualify for Assurance Wireless service under income guidelines, please visit your state of residence in the list of links below.

The last two requirements for qualifying for Assurance Wireless are straight forward.  First, you must apply from a residential address.  Assurance Wireless will not mail your free cell phone to a PO Box.  Second, only one Lifeline Assistance (land line or cell phone) phone is allowed per household.

If you qualify for free cell phone service, all you need to do is surf over to the Assurance Wireless website and fill out their online application.  The application is straight forward and you will likely complete it in less than 5-10 minutes.  However, some states require applicants to submit documentation proving they participate in a qualifying government assistance program or have a total household income below the state allowed maximum.

Additional Monthly Plans

If you want to go above and beyond the 250 free talk minutes and texts, here are your other options.

  • UNLIMITED Talk, Text, and Web – Add $30 each month
  • 1000 Minutes and 1000 Texts Add $20 each month
    Get 250 Free Minutes & 250 Free Texts + 750 Minutes & 750 Texts
  • 500 Minutes and 500 Texts Add $5 each month
    Get 250 Free Minutes & 250 Free Texts + 250 Minutes & 250 Texts

Assurance Wireless in Your State

Assurance Wireless is available currently in 33 states as well as the District of Columbia.

Assurance Wireless Video

Here is a short video that explains about Assurance Wireless and how it can help you through the Lifeline Assistance Program established by the federal government (during the Bush administration.)

Contact Assurance Wireless

You can get more information on Assurance Wireless at their official Website or via the information provided below.

Assurance Wireless
P.O. Box 686
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Email: ourteam@assurancewireless.com

There are several companies that participate in the Lifeline Assistance Program that gives out free cell phones to people in need, but Assurance Wireless is one of the largest at this time. And getting access to the Virgin Mobile network – for free  – is not bad at all.

If you have any questions about Assurance Wireless and the free cell phones and monthly minutes that they offer, feel free to contact us or them and we would be happy to help.

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18 Responses to Assurance Wireless

  1. Ray huff November 3, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    I ordered a new phone free of charge per Jason. on thursday oct 31. Was just curious if the phone has been ordered yet because I havent received it yet. Thank you!

  2. john smith November 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    how do i find out how much talk time i have left on my phone after i use some of the talk time

    • shirley l andrews November 15, 2013 at 8:37 pm #

      how do i buy more talk time ?

  3. Nicole Harris November 29, 2013 at 2:13 am #

    Iam tryin to email my documents but it will not go through what can I do about this Iam useing a mobile iPhone

  4. Joey December 16, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    I like this phone because those people having low-income and enrolled in assistance programs like Medicaid, Food Stamps, Social Security Income and other such programs have been decided to be given a free mobile phone with a certain number of free local and international free minutes and messages.

  5. john h cook August 14, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    I receive food stamps from the state of ct.

    • Admin August 16, 2014 at 2:19 am #

      Dear Mr. Cook,
      If you presently receive Food Stamps, then you should qualify for the Lifeline Assistance program. You can apply for a free government cell phone on the Assurance Wireless website. The contact details are shown above.

      Best of luck,

      • Ms Garrett August 29, 2015 at 7:38 am #

        Please contact me at 7708850690
        About working with your company
        Ms Garrett

  6. lola December 13, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

    I am onlifeline service from budget I would liketo knowif icanchange serviceandrecive a different ohone

  7. lola December 13, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

    Textme at. E

  8. Kitten January 15, 2015 at 5:41 am #

    I got my companies mixed up and signed up with the wrong one…how can I switch?

  9. Joellen Northcutt June 15, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

    I was wanting to see if they up grade the phones in this program?

  10. J August 7, 2015 at 5:12 pm #

    How do I get a free assurance wireless phone?

  11. crystal wolfe February 19, 2016 at 9:44 pm #

    i like this phone

  12. edmund matthews March 10, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    apply for a phone

  13. edmund matthews March 10, 2016 at 9:56 pm #

    i need a phone

  14. QUENLKA RIVERS March 30, 2016 at 5:26 pm #


  15. luke April 11, 2016 at 9:23 pm #

    Safe link
    tryed to port my number to saflink account they screwed it up

    4 days later no number no service
    coustomer service (joke ) continually transfer me to other departments with no idea

    2 hours on the phone and no one know anything

    fuck you safelink

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