Reachout Wireless, the largest provider of free government cell phones, offers service in Wisconsin. Eligible applicants will receive a free cell phone (no fees charged what so ever) and 50 free local and long distance cell phone minutes. Users can optionally add additional cell phone minutes and text messages for a small fee.
In order to qualify for Reachout Wireless service in Wisconsin, you must be a participant of one of the following public assistance programs:
- Badger Care
- Food Stamps
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Social Security Income (SSI)
- WI Homestead Tax Credit (Schedule H)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
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.
At the present, the only way to qualify for Reachout Wireless in Wisconsin is by participation in the above mentioned assistance programs.
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