Safelink Wireless, the largest provider of free government cell phones, offers service in Kentucky. 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 Safelink Wireless service in Kentucky, 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)
If you qualify for Safelink 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 Safelink 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 Safelink Wireless cell phone.
The last requirement to obtain a free government cell phone Safelink 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 Safelink Wireless to see if there is any other way in which they can meet home residence requirement.
You can apply to Safelink Wireless by visiting their website and filling out an application. Their contact information is as follows:
9700 N.W. 112th Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
Enrollment and Plan Changes Support: 1-800-977-3768
Technical Support Only: 1-800-378-1684