Free Government Phones

Massachusetts: Listing of Free Government Phone Providers

If you live in the state of Massachusetts and meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply for a free government cell phone made possible by Lifeline program. Qualified residents can choose between a free phone that comes with free talk/text and data or a discount on landline service.

A large number of phone service providers offer the monthly landline discount through Lifeline, but not all companies offer free wireless phones. If you're interested in the discount, call your phone company to see if they participate. However, if your preference is a free phone, below is a listing of phone providers currently offering free wireless service in the state of Massachusetts:

Companies offering discounted Lifeline phone benefits (not free):

This list is by no means an exhaustive list of all the free and discounted phone providers in the state of Massachusetts, but it is a start. The Lifeline program is a moving target and constantly changing an improving. As more providers become available, this list will be updated.

Discounted Phone Line Phase Out

FYI: According to the Federal Communications Commission, the monthly Lifeline landline phone discounts are being phased out. By December 1, 2021 discounted phone (voice) service will no longer be available. The $9.25 monthly discount for broadband (internet) will remain constant, but the voice discount is being phased out is as follows:

  • From December 1, 2019-November 30,2020 - $7.25 per month credit
  • From December 1, 2020-November 30,2021 - $5.25 per month credit
  • Effective December 1,2021 - $0.00

The rationale is probably because more and more people are opting to use cellular service instead of landlines. Unfortunately, those who prefer landlines will either be forced to get a free cell phone or foot the entire monthly landline cost themselves.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: This site was created to help people find information about free government phones. We do not mail, activate or repair free government phones nor do we provide service. If you have questions about phone service we suggest you contact the phone service provider directly.

Last Modified: 19 July 2019

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