Do you need a free cell phone? We can help.

The Lifeline Assistance program offers free cell phones, data, and minutes to qualifying Washington residents.

You can get a free phone if you...

  • Are on food stamps or SNAP
  •  Are on Medicaid/Apple Health
  • Get Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Get federal public house assistance (section 8)
  • Get a veteran's pension or survivor's benefits
  • Get help from the Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA)
  • Get Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
  • Are part of Tribal Head Start (only those households meeting its income qualifying standard)
  • Get help from the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

You also qualify if your total household income is at or less than 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Click here for a chart that shows you how much money that means.

How to get your free cell phone

There are several providers that offer free phones to Washington residents:

  • Access Wireless: Free phone, 100-750 minutes, unlimited texting, 50-200 MB of data, bonus minutes for referring friends and shopping at Fred Meyer and QFC.
  • Assurance Wireless: Free smartphone, 350 free minutes, unlimited texts, 500 MB of data.
  • enTouch Wireless: 500 free minutes, 100 texts per month
  • Life Wireless: Free cell phone, 500 voice minutes, unlimited texts, some data.
  • Q Link Wireless: Free cell phone, 500 voice minutes every month, unlimited texting, bonus minutes for referring friends.
  • Safelink Wireless: Free smartphone, 350 free minutes and 500 MB of data per month, unlimited texts, free international long-distance calls.

You can also get Lifeline discounts with ATT Mobility, Inland Cellular, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular.