More than 700,000 low-income households in Missouri are eligible for free cell phone service through a federal program that seeks to ensure phone access to rural and poor communities.

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  • Debbie's Deals: Low-income residents get free phone, free cell service through Lifeline program
    If you are living on a low income, you may qualify for a free cell phone and free cell phone service. In 1984, the government created the Lifeline program to ensure that everyone had telephone service for emergencies. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 ...
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  • Federal Program Offering Free Cell Phone And Minutes To Low-Income Kentuckians Could Brighten Their Holiday Season
    "Many underserved Kentucky residents who need cell phones for daily living can ... Q Link Wireless began serving low-income, eligible Kentuckians in March 2013. It offers a free phone with 250 monthly minutes and packs the service with local and long ...
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  • Federal Program Offering Free Cell Phone and Minutes to Low-Income Kentuckians Could Brighten Their Holiday Season
    Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 350,000 low-income Kentuckians could have more money and improved quality of life by applying with Q Link Wireless to receive a free phone ... quality cell phone service. "Many underserved Kentucky residents who ...
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  • Florida sees participation in low-income phone program drop by 11 percent
    After a big increase in Florida in 2011, a program that provides free cell phones or discounted home phone service to low-income residents saw participation drop by 11 percent in fiscal year 2012-13, according to a Public Service Commission draft report.
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  • Free Government Cell Phone Program Too Good To Be True?
    The free government cell phone program was created in 1985 to ensure that people with low income have access to affordable service ... being sent to underage residents, and even to illegal immigrants processing their visa. The free phone program is open ...
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  • California Free Cellphones: Program Gives Out Free Mobile Phones To Low-Income Residents
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Starting this week, California's poorest residents ... offers a free cell phone along with a selection of three plans that range from free to $30 per month. "This is great--it is transformative for homeless and low-income people," Bevan ...
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  • How to Get the Government to Cover Your Cell Phone Bill(s)
    The Universal Service Fund provides discounts on phone services, or in some cases, entirely free services to low-income Americans. The fund helps pay for landlines or cell phones, whichever the recipient prefers. There’s also a one-time discount of up to ...
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  • Lifeline Cell Phone Service Provider | Assurance Wireless
    Assurance Wireless is a Lifeline cell phone service provider, offering eligible customers free Virgin Mobile phones and minutes. Click now for more.
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  • Free Cell Phone Service for Low Income, Lifeline Cell Phone
    Blue Jay Wireless provides Free Cell Phone Service with the Federal Lifeline Cell Phone Program to low income families or seniors in 15 states and Puerto Rico.
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  • States Providing Free Cell Phones to Low-Income Residents
    Check this list of states that offer free government cell phones and service from Safelink Wireless, Assurance Wireless, ReachOut Wireless & others,
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  • Wisconsin Residents Can Get a Free Cell Phone
    My daughter Ann is handicapped and works at Goodwill. We, her parents, have been advised to get her a cell phone; cost apparently will be picked up by provider or ?
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    How to Qualify for Assurance Wireless Free Cell Phone Program. Through its Assurance Wireless program, Virgin Mobile provides free cell phone service as part of the ...
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    Free government cell phone plan & service in Maryland. No credit check, no contract and no obligation. Get fresh 250 minutes every month
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  • Lifeline Program for Low-Income Consumers | Federal ...
    Since 1985, the Lifeline program has provided a discount on phone service for qualifying low-income consumers to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and ...
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