To get a free cell phone service from Safelink, you must be eligible for the Lifeline government program benefits.
Who is eligible for the Lifeline benefits?
You’re eligible to get free cell phone service if you’re receiving benefits from one or more of the following government assistance programs like
- Public Housing Assistance.
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
- Supplementary Security Income (SSI).
- National School Lunch Program’s Free School Lunch.
- Supplementary Security Income (SSI).
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
- Food Stamps.
Also, you can enroll based on your income, if your income is below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. For more information about the Lifeline program, check out the free cell phones for seniors.
What are the SafeLink plans?
Below we’ll review Safelink service plans, free phones, and how to apply for the Lifeline program.
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Safelink Wireless Free Service PlansSafelink offers nationwide coverage on 4G LTE capable networks. But to get 4G LTE speed, you must have a 4G LTE capable cell phone and a 4G LTE SIM card.
Below is the common Safelink Wireless free phone plan for eligible customers. What’s offered may differ from one area to another so, you have to find out the available cell phone plan wireless services in your area.
- Free monthly 350 minutes.
- Free unlimited texts.
- Up to Free 4.5GB of high-speed data every month.
With Safelink you get popular calling features for free
- Caller ID.
- 3-way Calling
- Free access to 911 services.
- Free 411 Directory Assistance.
Safelink Wireless provides free service in the following states
Alabama – AL, Arkansas – AR, Arizona – AZ, California – CA, Connecticut – CT, District of Columbia, Delaware – DE, Florida – FL, Georgia – GA, Hawaii – HI, Illinois – IL, Indiana – IN, Iowa – IA, Kansas – KS, Kentucky – KY, Louisiana – LA, Maine – ME, Maryland – MD, Massachusetts – MA, Michigan – MI, Missouri – MO, Mississippi – MS, Nevada – NV, New Hampshire – NH, New Jersey – NJ, New Mexico – NM, New York – NY, North Carolina – NC, Ohio – OH, Oklahoma – OK, Pennsylvania – PA, Puerto Rico – PR, Rhode Island – RI, South Carolina – SC, Tennessee – TN, Texas – TX, Utah – UT, Virginia – VA, Washington – WA, Wisconsin – WI, West Virginia – WV.
SafeLink Add-On Monthly Plans
- For $15: Unlimited minutes, text, and 1GB of high-speed data.
- For $20: Unlimited minutes, text, and 2GB of high-speed data.
- For $30: Unlimited minutes, text, and 6GB of high-speed data.
Does SafeLink offer unlimited data? Or how much is unlimited data for SafeLink?
No, SafeLink doesn’t offer unlimited data.
Can I buy minutes for my SafeLink phone?
You can call Safelink at 1-800-378-1684 and press a few buttons to get your additional minutes.
Featured phone customers can press the Menu key, and then choose Prepaid, then go to "Redeem Airtime" or "Add Airtime" and follow the instruction until you get a Card number or Airtime PIN.
Safelink Free Phones for Seniors - Safelink Free Phones 2021
- You can bring your own smartphone as long as it’s compatible with the Safelink network, which is a GSM network.
- Most of the unlocked GSM smartphones are compatible.
- If you bring your phone, you’ll get a free SIM card.
- You can purchase phones from SafeLink Store.
Safelink Wireless Flip Phones
Currently, the Safelink store offers few flip phone models. You can find flip phones like the Alcatel MYFLIP, and Alcatel Go Flip3.
SafeLink flip phonesYou can find a handful of flip phones at the SafeLink store. Below is a list of the available flip phones and their prices.
- Alcatel MYFLIP for $39
- Alcatel MYFLIP 2 for $39
- NUU F4L Flip Phone for $69
- Alcatel Go Flip 3 for $89
Alcatel MYFLIP Features
The Alcatel MYFLIP is a 4G LTE flip phone and offers more than just the basic features. With this phone, you can check your mail, and surf the web at 4G speeds. The phone has a built-in basic camera and 4GB of internal memory. Below are the Alcatel MYFLIP features and specifications.
- OS: KaiOS
- 1.1GHz Quad-Core Processor.
- 4GB internal memory capacity.
- 512MB RAM.
- 4G LTE capable.
- A 2.8-inch QWVGA Display.
- Built-in 2MP Camera.
- The battery stands for up to 8 hours of talk time.
Safelink Phones ReplacementsSafeLink has a clear phone replacement policy. The policy states that each customer can get one replacement phone if his or her phone is broken or stolen.
How do I replace a broken SafeLink phone? Or can I get a replacement SafeLink phone?
To get a replacement phone from Safelink you can Call 800-867-7183 or visit the Tracfone website (www.tracfone.com) and enter your area’s zip code to get a list of Tracfone phones compatible with the Safelink network. Then you’ve to provide your name, phone number, and serial number for the broken or missing phone. You have the option to keep your phone number or getting a new one.
How often can you get a new SafeLink phone?
SafeLink states that a stolen or lost phone can be replaced once every 12 months.
Safelink Compatible Phones
Most of the GSM smartphones are compatible with the Safelink network. Below are some of the Safelink compatible phones.
- Samsung galaxy J3 Luna pro 5.0
- ZTE ZFive 2 4G
- Alcatel IdealXcite
- LG Rebel 4G
- ZTE Maven 3
SafeLink Compatible phones at Walmart
- If you want an Apple device, you may find Tracfone Apple iPhone SE, or Apple iPhone 6S.
- If you want a Samsung device, you may find Tracfone Samsung Galaxy A10E, TracFone Samsung Galaxy S7, or Samsung Galaxy S8.
- Also, Tracfone LG STYLO 4 is a SafeLink compatible phone at Walmart.
Do you get a free phone with SafeLink? Or does Safelink give free phones? Or what kind of phone does Safelink send you 2021?
SafeLink offers a free smartphone with a free monthly cell phone plan. The free service plan varies from one state to another and includes unlimited text, 350 minutes, and up to 4.5GB every month.
Is TracFone and SafeLink the same thing?
Safelink Wireless is like a few other cell phone providers (Net10, Straight Talk, Total Wireless, Simple mobile, and Page Plus) works under Tracfone umbrella. Safelink exclusively focusing on providing free cell phone services for low-income families and individuals.