Texas: Listing of Free Government Phone Providers
Low-income residents in state of Texas that meet the eligibility requirements can apply for a free government cell phone made possible by Lifeline program. Qualified residents have a choice to either receive a free phone that comes with free talk/text and data or a discount on landline service.
There are a large number of phone service providers offering monthly landline discounts through the Lifeline program, 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 Texas:
Companies offering discounted Lifeline phone benefits (not free):
The above is not necessarily a complete list of free and discounted Lifeline phone providers in Texas. As we come across more providers, we'll add them to the list. We also periodically review the list to remove those providers no longer servicing the Texas area
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:
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: 25 September 2019
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