Making Cell Service Available to Everyone

The following company provides the opportunity for cell phone ownership to qualifying low-income applicants nationwide:


SafeLink Wireless is proud to offer Lifeline Service, which is a program that enables qualifying customers to receive discounts on monthly telephone service. In this program, you will receive free cellular service, a free SafeLink Wireless cell phone and the assurance that you will get no bills and no contracts ever.

Through SafeLink Wireless’ Lifeline Service you can receive a free SafeLink Wireless phone and 68 minutes every month at no cost with the option of purchasing additional minutes.

  • To qualify for Lifeline Service in your area, you must already participate in one of the following assistance programs:
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Food Stamps
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • National School Lunch (free program only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Medicaid

The table below provides the maximum income you can have to be eligible for service:

Number Persons
in Household

Annual Income

Monthly Income

























For each additional person, add...



In addition to the requirements above, no one in your household currently receives Lifeline Assistance through another phone carrier. If someone in your household is receiving Lifeline Assistance you must cancel the service before applying for Lifeline Service through SafeLink Wireless. Additionally, applicants must have a valid United States Postal Address. In order for them to ship you your free phone you must live at a residence that can receive mail from the US Post Office. Sorry, but P.O. Boxes cannot be accepted.

Please note that if you elect to qualify via income you will need to prove your eligibility by sending SafeLink a copy of a document that proves your income level. The following are examples of documents that are accepted:

  • Four months of consecutive pay stubs
  • Letter from your employer
  • Last year’s income tax return
  • W-2 Form

Apcell phoneplying for SafeLink Wireless Service in your area is quick and easy. You may apply by calling the toll free number: (800) 977-3768 or by going online to:

Online Application Procedure

1. Fill out the application on SafeLink’s website at: Once you have the application you will need to print it for your records.

2. Once you have your completed application, print it and sign the application and return it to SafeLink along with copies of documents that prove you qualify for SafeLink Wireless Service. You may return your application to them in one of the following ways:

Faxing Application:

Fax the application to 1-800-834-7713.

Mailing Application:

Mail your application to PO Box 220009, Milwaukie, OR, 97269-0009. Please allow 2-3 additional weeks for applications that are sent    SafeLink through the mail.

3. Write down the SafeLink Wireless ID that is provided when you fill out your application! With your ID you will be able to check the status of your application on line by going to:

4. Or by calling them at (800) 977-3768.

Note: Please make sure that you provide correct personal information. Your information will be validated against Public Records and any discrepancies could result in delays in your application approval. The address that you provide is where you will receive Lifeline Assistance and where they will ship your free SafeLink Wireless phone.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the SafeLink Wireless information line at: (800) 977-3768 Monday - Saturday, 8:00 am - 10:00 pm and Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm, EST. Or, you can always visit them online at

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