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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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68 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!

    • leslie friedman January 6, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

      you have not sent my phone I have been without a phone for two weeks what is up/my phone number is910 6586710 utouchme2000@yahoo.com help

      • leslie friedman January 6, 2017 at 9:51 pm #

        help I am 67 years old and ill please help

  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 ?

    • NELL PHALEN March 21, 2017 at 12:26 am #


  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

        • RODNEY STEWART August 3, 2016 at 4:54 am #

          I’m interesting working with the company again but this time in Tennessee instead of Michigan.

    • Crystal alexander August 5, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

      I’m trying to get a phone I get snap benfits

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

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

    • Mimi August 23, 2016 at 7:22 am #

      Yes it takes 34to40 hrs for the service u have to completely cut off. Then u can pick another provider

  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

    • janet gasparini October 6, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

      safelink is a joke, when someone tries to call it states I am disconnected, customer service says bull, tell that to my husbands doctor dropped him since he could never call, I suppose when he dies who do I sue !!!!

  16. Arthur June 26, 2016 at 5:32 am #

    I received the phone, but it is not charging. Why? And what do I do about this problem?

  17. Jean July 25, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    I’ve had an assurance wireless phone for several years andI hardly ever use it. Several times when I’ve had to use it I was told that I needed additional minutes, was never able to speak to a human and gave up. Well I’ve given up and wish to know if I may throw these devices away or what I need to do. Assurance Wireless is a wonderful idea but when needed it often doesn’t work. Jean Deresienska

  18. Jean July 25, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    I just did. I don’t want assurance wireless any more, it’s hopeless. I shall toss the devices in the trash if I don’t hear from you. Jean

  19. Pamela July 26, 2016 at 12:17 am #

    I can’t upgrade to a different one Cellphone I really want a smartphone for free

  20. DOLORES LOGAN September 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm #


  21. DOLORES LOGAN September 14, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    it came on, it’s OK,

  22. carrie September 29, 2016 at 12:06 am #

    I would like to apply for one of these phones but was wondering if you get a choice on the phone you get. I don’t need internet but would love to have one with a good camera because it’s the only way I take pictures of my children. I don’t have a camera.

  23. Cheryl Koskie November 13, 2016 at 12:45 am #

    I would like to change the number on my phone. the current phone number is 774-242-8512, I would like to change the phone number, my granddaughter has given out the number when she was not supposed to. Can you please assign me a new number.

  24. sandra December 30, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

    I apply for a free phone Assurant wiilless no sent to my address 11524 sw 6 st Miami fl 33174

  25. pnew phone January 13, 2017 at 12:49 am #

    i have participated in your program since i received ssi disability snap or ebt food stamps since 2009 recently i received 500 free minutes and unlimited texts after many years i have been told 7-10 days for a new phone since i lost the one ive had all this time then when i called customer service yesterday they said i was denied service because i didnt show proof of my address ive lived here 2 years and 32 here on clearwater beach fllorida. my adress is 599 bay esplanade clw fla. 33767 i just wanted a new phone i submitted a new app with proof of sssi snap i receive 805 monthly from social security its my only income

  26. zelestine green January 28, 2017 at 11:20 pm #

    looking for January monthly allotment of minutes please help me

  27. zelestine green January 28, 2017 at 11:22 pm #

    looking for january monthly allotment of minutes please help me, what do i need to do

  28. jason February 8, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

    send appcation to me

  29. harlene baker February 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm #

    i dont know

  30. Kathleen E. Hannon March 4, 2017 at 10:21 pm #

    I’m having promblems with having to check my mesages , I have to shut off my phone everytime to read them and the volume on the phone is very weak can’t hardle hear who’s on the other line . I was wondering if I could get a smart phone to replace my phone now . please

  31. wendell worrell March 21, 2017 at 8:30 pm #

    Is there more updated version of these phone /touch screen

  32. wendell worrell March 21, 2017 at 8:32 pm #

    Is there an updated version of these phones/touch screen

  33. kimberly weatherall March 27, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    my name is Kimberly weatherall my phone was stolen awhile ago been trying to get another one don’t remember the number but would like to apply for another phone address 17208 sunderland Detroit Michigan not sure of the zip code email kimw2670@gmail.com I have an assurance wireless phone in my possession but it was a friends phone they gave it to me number 3136296681 they recently turned the service off how do I get this phone turned on in my name don’t need another phone if I can activate this one in my name thank you looking forward to hearing from you

  34. leon hardaway March 27, 2017 at 9:01 pm #

    need a camera

  35. Robert April 2, 2017 at 8:54 pm #

    my phone is cracked/broken how can get a replacement and keep my same number

    • Edward J Fisher May 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

      Robert, found this accidentaly, but, It must be you! It’s me Ed, surprise, I left my phone at soup kitchen and of coarse it’s gone. Hope you get this. Gonna try n get new phone. If you come tomorrow I’ll be @ library. E Fisher

  36. Dennis King April 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm #

    i need a phone. address 2803 Arlington st. Orlando fla. 32805 phomne number

  37. Elizabeth Dunne May 10, 2017 at 6:49 pm #

    We have a free cell phone from Assurance wireless for our foster children, but the phone recently died. Can you please advise us how we might get a replacement?

  38. Brenda H. Bunch June 6, 2017 at 7:27 pm #

    Yes,my name is Brenda H. Bunch,I got a divorce in 3_20_17, it was Brenda Chavis,I send all the information needed to change address and lifeline service, but I have not gotten my service back.I get food stamp and I that to

  39. Viola Pinckney June 21, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

    Need a phone

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  41. Souksavanh Phommasenh September 9, 2017 at 6:03 am #

    i need a phone for mainly purpose

  42. KENNETH MOSLEY October 13, 2017 at 4:13 pm #


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  45. joseph v williams October 17, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

    I was just om-line but some how got disconnect I would like to know if & when will I receive my phone?

    • linda roberts October 19, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

      I need a free assurance phone so I can text my friends and family.

  46. TRACI THOMAS October 22, 2017 at 5:56 pm #

    how can I get a upgrade on my phone? I had the same phone for years and I have to play with the charger before it connects to my phone, do you offer the smart phones?

  47. Mary Griffie October 31, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

    Want to apply for free phone I’m on disability

  48. joseph bruns November 20, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

    i would like to apply for a free cell phone I have one child and I am unemployed at this time!!

  49. keyton roberts November 27, 2017 at 8:19 pm #

    hi, my name is keyton I put my application for a free cellphone from the goverm programe ,,,, . I have d,e,s, foor stamps ; I put my application about 2 wks ago hwo much longer im I going to ,,, WATE

    • Matt December 17, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

      Damn never heard or seen so many idiots on one website. Almost to embarrassed to apply for this phone after reading a lot of these messages. So many Trumps, I mean morons in this country…

  50. Marcel Munoz November 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm #

    I have been a assurance lifeline member for over 3 years, with the same crappy non smartphone, which has numerous issues. How can I get a Smartphone? It’s been driving me çrazy dealing with this ‘Alcatel onetouch cinch’. It freezes a lot causing me to miss important calls and texts, the phone needs to be charged multiple times a day, and the phone also pocket dials emergency services like 911 while the screen lock is enabled. PLEASE, if anyone can tell me how to get a different phone, preferably a Smartphone which is needed for this modern age, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

  51. albert December 7, 2017 at 9:59 pm #

    i like phone i like to play to email my friends,

  52. albert December 7, 2017 at 10:00 pm #

    i like my phone because i can play games and email my friends

  53. Lasonya December 14, 2017 at 5:45 pm #


  54. alfred edwards December 19, 2017 at 1:01 am #

    i ordered a new phone because mine was lost or stolen it has been two wks no phone number is3615429852

  55. Teresa December 28, 2017 at 6:14 pm #

    Cool.. Service got randomly shut off last night. I just renewed my service in sep wtf? Lame.. This phones pretty much taken a shit on me anyways..

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