Assurance Wireless, the largest provider of free government cell phones, offers service in Connecticut. Eligible applicants will receive a free cell phone (no fees charged what so ever) and free monthly cell phone service. Users 250 free local and long distance minutes every month and can optionally add more minutes and additional text messages by paying a small monthly fee.
In order to qualify for Assurance Wireless service in Connecticut, you must be a participant of one of the following public assistance programs:
- Section 8 Housing
- Social Security Income (SSI)
- Medicaid/ Title 19
- Food Stamps
- Child Care Certification
- Connecticut Energy Assistance Program
- Energy Assistance Program
- State Appropriated Fuel Assistance Program
- Personal Care Assistance Program
- Refugee Program
- Rental Assistance Program
- State Administered General Assistance Program
- Eligible Individual living on Native American Tribal Lands
- State Supplement to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled
- Aid to Families with Dependent Children
If you qualify for Assurance Wireless under this method, you do not have to provide supporting documentation, but sign under oath of perjury. If you qualify under this method and the next, it is best to apply using this method, because the application is easier.
The last two requirements for qualifying for a Assurance Wireless free government cell phone in Connecticut is that only one Lifeline Assistance phone is allowed per household. So if you or a household member currently subscribe to Assurance Wireless, Reachout Wireless, Safelink Wireless, or Lifeline Assistance land line, you will not qualify for a free Assurance Wireless cell phone.
The last requirement to obtain a free government cell phone Assurance Wireless is that you must apply from a valid US mailing address. No post office box may be used in your application form. Unfortunately, homeless people will have difficulty meeting this requirement. We advise homeless people to contact Assurance Wireless to see if there is any other way in which they can meet the home residence requirement.
You can apply to Assurance Wireless by visiting their website and filling out an application. Their contact information is as follows:
P.O. Box 686
Parsippany, NJ 07054