Primary Cell Phone Providers
Safelink Wireless is the Lifeline Provider for TracFone Wireless Incorporated. TracFone It is a subsidiary of Mexican America Movil. TracFone holds multiple agreements to utilize networks of the United States largest wireless carriers including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.
Assurance Wireless is the Lifeline Provider for Virgin Mobile USA. Virgin Mobile USA is a wholly owned subsidy of Sprint Nextel Corporation. Assurance is currently the second largest Lifeline cell phone provider in the US, and the program offers a free wireless phone and 250 free local and domestic long distance voice minutes per month to eligible low-income customers. Unlike TracFone's competing SafeLink program, text messaging is not included with the free voice minutes.
ReachOut is not as large as Safelink or Assurance Wireless, but being the nation's third largest Lifeline mobile provider we feel that it is an option that one can consider. ReachOut is the government assisted wireless service provided by Nexus Communications.
Budget Mobile Lifeline is the Lifeline Provider for Budget PrePay, Inc. They are expanding aggressively by continually adding new states in which they offer their Lifeline service. You can read more about Budget Mobile below, or begin your lifeline application above.