Cell phones are a necessity for everyone today. You need a cell phone to stay in touch with your friends and family at all times. Especially if you are staying away from your family, it becomes even all the more important for you to be able to contact them at any time and they can do the same. Even the world of work and business relies heavily on telephone conversations. There are several businesses today that operate mainly through the phone. But unfortunately the costs of everything have skyrocketed and it is becoming increasingly difficult to afford a cell phone for each member of the family. This is where the government comes to help as there is now a Free Government Assisted Cell Phone service, under which the people who qualify can receive a Government Assisted Cell Phone absolutely free of cost (in most cases).
This Government Assistance Cell Phone is available in all the states of the country but the different states have different qualifying criteria. When you apply for this program, you receive a free handset and various facilities like making local and long distance calls, sending and receiving text messages, accessing voicemail and 911. There are a number of online service providers who are helping people get this service. Normally, the procedure is a very simple one. You just have to choose the service provider, fill in the required forms and give the necessary details and you are all set to receive your very own free government cell phone.
Normally, the people who are participating in any of the government assistance programs like Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), or National School Lunch Program (NSLP) can apply for their phones in the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Illinois, Oklahoma, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Washington, Rhode Island, Nevada, Iowa, Texas or West Virginia. You can also qualify based solely on your income if it is under 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.