Nationally, the Lifeline Program offers discounts on phones and phone service to qualifying households.
Assurance Wireless is a service provider subsidized by the Lifeline Program and provides services to those who qualify for Lifeline. Assurance provides a free smartphone, free unlimited data, unlimited text and minutes, and 10GB worth of hotspot data.
Like Assurance, Safelink offers qualifying customers a Lifeline plan with a free smartphone or SIM card as well as free minutes, text messages, data, and 10GB hotspot data.
If you don’t meet the requirements for Lifeline or other low-income household programs, you may still be able to get free phones for opening new lines with various service providers. Most major service providers will give you free phones when you switch to their service.