What is Lifeline?

SafeLink Wireless is proud to offer Lifeline service, a program that enables qualifying customers to receive discounts on monthly wireless service. In our version of the program, you will receive free cellular service, a free SafeLink Wireless smartphone or SIM card and the assurance that you will get no bills and no contracts EVER!

Through SafeLink Wireless’ Lifeline you can receive*:

  • A FREE SafeLink Wireless Smartphone or SIM Card

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with the help of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) administers the federal Universal Service Fund (USF) that supports the Lifeline program, which has helped low-income consumers afford phone service since 1984.

(*) Benefits vary by state, to learn more about your state’s specific Lifeline offer click here and enter your home zip code.

Who is Eligible?

All new subscribers must demonstrate that they are eligible. In some states, a subscriber’s eligibility may be able to be confirmed through a database. Where a database is not available, individuals must show proof of eligibility by demonstrating that they meet the income qualifications or participate in a qualifying program such as Medicaid or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Is SafeLink available in my state?

Coverage Map

What does One Per Household mean?

Only ONE Lifeline service may be obtained per household. "Household" is defined as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address as one economic unit. An ‘‘economic unit’’ is defined as ‘‘all adult individuals contributing to and sharing in the income and expenses of a household.’’ Lifeline support is available to eligible low-income consumers living in group living facilities. Lifeline applicants may demonstrate when initially enrolling in the program that any other Lifeline recipients residing at their residential address are part of a separate household.

What do I do if I already have a Lifeline Phone Service?

If you would like Safelink Wireless® to be your Lifeline provider, click below to begin your enrollment process. We will request to have your service transferred from your existing Lifeline provider and you can begin enjoying the benefits provided by Safelink Wireless® once your transfer is complete. Begin your application process by clicking here.