GovCellPhones.com is the leading authority on free US government cell phone programs.
(PRWEB) September 17, 2012
GovCellPhones.com - the Internet’s premier resource for information on free US cell phone programs - has launched a revised version of its information programs which aim to help qualified individuals get the free cell phone services they deserve.
“GovCellPhones.com is the leading authority on free US government cell phone programs,” states Jeremy Brownsword, the Owner of GovCellPhones.com. “On this unique website, you will find the most up-to-date information on the many regional and national cell phone carriers that take part in the government’s free cell phone program.”
Detailed Program and Eligibility Information
In addition, Brownsword explains that consumers will find detailed cell phone eligibility information and complete step-by-step instructions to guide people through the process of getting and keeping a new cell phone for as long as they are eligible. "There are millions of unemployed Americans who are struggling to support their families," says Brownsword. "These free cell phones programs provide a vital service that can help out of work Americans find a job and make ends meet."
The free government cell phone programs found on GovCellPhones.com are funded by the federally mandated Link-Up and Lifeline Assistance programs that receive funding from the Universal Service Fund. The Universal Service Fund collects fees from telecom service providers. These companies typically pass these fees on to their customers in the form of Universal Service Fund Fees.
“Up until recently, only home landlines were available under these programs, but recent changes have allowed cell phone carriers to provide free cell phones and cell phone service to customers,” explains Brownsword.
These government programs are available in forty states and are continually expanding into other states. Moreover, if consumers who qualify for these free cell phones currently live in a state where this service in unavailable, there are still options available. For example, qualifying individuals can still obtain free landline service via a local telecom provider under the auspices of the Link-Up and Lifeline programs.
About Lifeline/Link-Up: The Lifeline Assistance program offers low-income Americans a free cell phone and up to 250 free minutes per month, voicemail, call waiting, caller ID, and emergency 911 access. To qualify for the free government cell phone, you must be enrolled in a participating government assistance program, such as Medicaid, Food Stamps/SNAP, Supplemental Security Income/SSI, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Section 8, or the National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program. Even If you aren't enrolled in one of these programs, you may still be able to qualify if you meet income guidelines.
Three National Free Government Cell Phone Carriers
Three of the largest government cell phone carriers include Safelink Wireless, Reachout Wireless, and Assurance Wireless.
Assurance Wireless - http://www.govcellphones.com/assurance-wireless/
This carrier is a subsidiary of Virgin Mobile and also happens to be the fastest growing free government cell phone provider in the United States. Assurance Wireless customers currently can obtain a free cell phone and up to 250 free cell phone minutes on a monthly basis. At present, this service provider is available in the District of Columbia and thirty-one states.
The third largest free cell phone carrier, Reachout Wireless also currently provides free cell phone service in approximately eighteen states. Reachout Wireless offers qualified individuals a number of different plans and phones to suit different wants and needs.
Safelink Wireless - http://www.govcellphones.com/safelink-wireless/
A subsidiary of Tracfone, Safelink Wireless is also both the oldest and largest government cell phone provider. Currently available in thirty-four states, Safelink Wireless plans to expand its services into additional states in the near future.
For additional convenience, there are also over ten regional Lifeline cell phone carriers that can provide free cell phone service to qualified individuals.
ABOUT GOV CELL PHONES
Gov Cell Phones is your one-stop Internet source for information on the US government Lifeline Assistance cell phone program. The website prides itself in its ability to provide detailed free cell phone program eligibility information, cell phone carrier information - as well as step-by-step cell phone application instructions.