Assurance Wireless, a Lifeline Assistance Program, provides free cell phones to qualified individuals participating in programs such as food stamps or Medicaid. Here's some additional information from their website:
Assurance Wireless offers eligible customers a FREE wireless phone and 250 FREE minutes of nationwide wireless voice service each month. The 250 FREE minutes each month are for local and domestic Long-Distance calling. There are no bills, long-term contracts and activation fees.for Assurance Wireless customers.
Assurance Wireless is brought to you by Virgin Mobile USA and is a Lifeline Assistance program supported by the Universal Service Fund. Lifeline Assistance is only available on one phone line per household. Assurance Wireless is available in limited geographic areas and is subject to the Assurance Wireless Terms of Service.
How would I qualify for Assurance Wireless?
Although eligibility varies by state, you may qualify for Assurance Wireless if you participate in Medicaid, Food Stamps/SNAP, Social Security Income (SSI), or other government programs. You may also qualify if your total household income meets government guidelines in your state.
Learn more here: http://www.assurancewireless.com