SafetyNet Wireless Free Smartphone Lifeline Plans
SafetyNet Wireless offers Lifeline benefits to qualified low-income individuals/households. As part of the federal Lifeline program, those benefits include a free Smartphone, free talk, text and data. Currently, SafetyNet Wireless offers such service in the states of California, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Residents who qualify, no longer have to pay monthly cell phone bills.
What SafetyNet Offers
Because of the regulations in the state of California, SafetyNet offers two Lifeline programs. One for California and another for the rest of the states.
If you live in California, you have four plan options:
Adding additional data in California
Since all of the California plans offer unlimited talk and unlimited texting, there's no need to purchase additional air time. However, if you run out of data, you can always purchase more at the following rates:
All Other States Plan
If you live in Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin, here are the 5 plans SafetyNet offers:
All plans require a $25 activation fee.
Note: SafetyNet is the first company where I’ve come across that charges an activation fee for Lifeline benefits. I suggest you review other available Lifeline providers for your state and compare services. There’s no sense in paying a $25 activation fee if you don’t have to.
If the amount of talk/text or data is not enough for your monthly use and you need to purchase more, below is a listing of SafetyNet’s non-California TopUps:
FYI: 1 voice minute is equal to 3 text messages.
How to Qualify for SafetyNet Lifeline
To qualify for Lifeline benefits you must have a household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or for California residents, income level as outlined by the state. In addition to income level, you may also qualify if you participate in one of the following government assistance programs:
How to Apply for SafetyNet Lifeline
If you live in California, you must apply in person. As of this writing, June 2019, Safetynet Wireless is not able to accept online or phone application, only in person. Visit one of their California locations to complete your in-person application.
Residents in the states of Colorado and Pennsylvania are subject to the National Verification program. As such, you may begin the application process by visiting checklifeline.org. Once approved, you may then contact SafetyNet Wireless to finish the application process.
Residents living in the remaining states of Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Oklahoma and Wisconsin have the option of applying online at the SafetyNet Wireless website or speaking to one of their customer service representatives by calling 1-888-224-3213.
Things to Note:
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Last Modified: 7 June 2021
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