Assurance Wireless, the fastest growing provider of free government cell phones, offers service in Maryland. Eligible applicants will receive a free cell phone (no fees charged what so ever) and 250 free local and long distance cell phone minutes every month. Users can optionally add additional cell phone minutes and/or text messages each month for a small fee.
In order to qualify for Assurance Wireless service in Maryland, you must be a participant of one of the following public assistance programs:
- Food Stamps
- Social Security Income (SSI)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Medical Assistance
- Electric Universal service Program (EUSP)
- Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP)
- Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP)
- Public Assistance to Adults (PAA)
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 an Assurance Wireless free government cell phone 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 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