FeelSafe Wireless Lifeline Plans
FeelSafe Wireless is a phone company that participates in the federal Lifeline program. As a participant, they’re able to provide free government phones to eligible low-income households. Currently, FeelSafe is offering service to people who live in the following 9 states:
As FeelSafe is continually looking to broaden its reach to offer service to households in other states, if your state isn’t currently listed, check back at a later date. However, if time is of the essence, and you need a phone now, check out our State Listing [insert link] to find a current free phone provider in your state.
What FeelSafe Offers
With the FeelSafe Lifeline plan, you’ll get 1,000 talk minutes, 500 texts and 500 MB of data. There are two exceptions, however. For individuals living on Tribal land in Oklahoma, the plan offers unlimited talk, unlimited text and 3.5GB of data.
In California, there are two plan options:
For informational purposes:
All plans in each state include 3-way calling, voicemail, caller ID, call forwarding, call waiting and free calls to customer service.
Purchasing Additional Talk/Text/Data (Top Up)
Receiving free talk, text and data is great, but there is a possibility that you’ll need more time or data. If so, you can purchase additional time/data on an as-needed basis. To get a better understanding of how much time to purchase, listed below is the per unit cost for using the phone.
Talk: $.10 per minute
With the above information in mind, Top Ups are available starting as low as $5 to as much as $50. The available Top Up increments are $5, $10, $20, $30 and $50. So for example, if you purchase a Top Up of $5, that would give you 50 minutes of talk time or 50 SMS messages or 50 MMS messages or 200 MB of data. Of course, you’ll probably mix and mingle and have something like 20 talk minutes plus 10 SMS messages and 10 SMS messages and 40 MB of data, depending on your usage.
How to Qualify for FeelSafe Wireless Lifeline
To qualify your household income must be at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Or, you or someone in your household participates in one of the following government assistance programs:
Residents Living on Tribal Land: In addition to the above programs, those living on tribal land may be eligible if you participate in any of the following programs:
Additional Qualifying Programs for California Residents
Please note - the California Lifeline income limits may differ from the 135% of Federal Poverty Guidelines requirement. Check with your state.
How to Apply for Lifeline with FeelSafe
With the rollout of the National Verification program, you should check to see if your state is a participant. If so, you can start the process by visiting CheckLifeline.org. Once approved you can then use any of the following methods to apply for Lifeline benefits.
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Last Modified: 17 July 2019
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