Assurance Wireless Lifeline program is among the biggest in U.S. It currently operates in over 40 states and is continuously expanding further, reaching low-income people and giving them a chance to get federal telecommunication assistance. No contact free government cell phones and smartphones from this company brought by Virgin Mobile come with one of the best Lifeline plans available today. Its major advantage is free unlimited text messaging every month within the no cost plan. Other Life line participating companies like Safelink or ReachOut do not offer this bonus at the moment. Besides this feature, Assurance Wireless plans come extra 250 free airtime minutes for the 4 months of all new subscriptions (1,000 bonus minutes in total!)
Once again, Assurance Wireless gives you a totally free government cell phone (a handset is sent to you by the company when you are approved), 250 minutes/month and unlimited texts + no annual contracts + nationwide Sprint network coverage (it’s really great) + voice mail account + Caller ID + low international rates to more than 190 countries. This deal seems to be really superior. When more minutes/texts/data needed, additional packages are available for purchase online or at retail locations (through the Assurance Wireless top up cards). If you are up for it, check if Assurance Wireless coverage includes the state you reside in, and whether you meet the basic eligibility requirements to enroll Assurance Wireless program.
As of today, Assurance Wireles serves in 41 states. They are (in alphabetical order): Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin.
To be considered for Assurance Wireless sign up, one needs to be a person receiving some kind of government backup through participation in one of the numerous programs and/or have a limited annual family income. Besides, you can not apply for the free phone if you (or any member of your household) already participates in equivalent service, even if it is landline phone.
- Eligibility by assistance program participation. To apply through this stream, you need to enrolled in such aid programs as Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Food Stamps, General Assistance (GA), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Assistance for Needy Families / Work First NJ (TANF/WFNJ), Lifeline Utility Credit/Tenants Lifeline Assistance, Home Energy Assistance Program HEAP (NJ), Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged & Disabled (PAAD), Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP (Federal), The National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program and others. There is a different list of this program for different states. All eligible programs are always listed in Assurance Wireless application. You will need to provide a proof of participation along the application. It can be a copy of your benefits ID card, authorized letter from the specific agency or a benefits statement.
- Eligibility by income. When you submit Assurance Wireless application online and want to qualify by your income size, you will need to prove your income is under some limit. For example, for 2014, a household of 4 people can apply for a free Assurance Wireless phone if the total annual income is below $32,198.00. Its size depends on the number of people living in a household. Surely, the proof of this income will be needed. It can be State or Federal income tax return for the previous year, Federal letter of participation in General Assistance, Income statement from employer, Divorce decree or child support document containing income, etc. The complete list of acceptable docs is included in the application form.
If you find yourself qualifying for Assurance Wireless program and want to start the enrollment ASAP, visit www.assurancewireless.com and download Assurance Wireless application online. Once you fill it in, you can send it to the carrier by regular mail (Assurance Wireless, PO Box 686, Parsippany, NJ 07054-9726) or fax it (1-877-732-3018). For more information on application process, checking its status, getting additional info regarding available plans or any other issues it is recommended either to visit official company’s website which is assurance wireless.com or contacts the company directly. Assurance Wireless customer service number is 1-888-898-4888 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.