Reachout Wireless, the largest provider of free government cell phones, offers service in Maine. Eligible applicants will receive a free cell phone (no fees charged what so ever) and free monthly cell phone service. Users are free to choose one of the three cell phone plans below.
|Plans||Free Monthly Minutes Included in Plan||Carryover Minutes Included in Plan*||Charge Per Text Message||Free International Long Distance||Voicemail Caller ID Call Waiting|
|1||68 (80 in MA)||Yes||3 Texts = 1 Min||Yes||Yes|
|2||125||Yes||1 Text = 1 Min||No||Yes|
|3||250||No||1 Text = 1 Min||No||Yes|
In order to qualify for Reachout Wireless service in Maine, you must be a participant of one of the following public assistance programs:
- Federal Public Housing Assistance/Section 8
- Food Stamps
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Social Security Income (SSI)
- National School Lunch (Free Program Only)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Medicaid (Known as MainCare)
- Any additional programs added by the Maine Public Utilities Commission provided that the income guidelines for participation are less than or equal to those programs already included and that participation in the program is easily verifiable
If you qualify for Reachout 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 Reachout 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 Reachout Wireless cell phone.
The last requirement to obtain a free government cell phone Reachout 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 Reachout Wireless to see if there is any other way in which they can meet home residence requirement.
You can apply to Reachout Wireless by visiting their website and filling out an application. Their contact information is as follows:
Nexus Communications, Inc.
P.O. Box 247168
Columbus, OH 43224
Enrollment Support: 1-877-870-9444
Technical Support: 1-888-820-6587
Customer Service: 1-877-870-9222