Application for Assurance Wireless can be done through the five-step application portal available on its website. This government subsidized phone service is available in select locations, so the first step is to enter a street address, apartment number and ZIP code to determine whether service is available.
To qualify for Assurance Wireless, applicants must be recipients of other governmental subsidies, such as Medicaid, Work First, SNAP, Lifeline Utility Care or Supplemental Security Income. The larger the number of programs that applicants are current recipients of, the higher their chances of being approved. Applicants can also specify and later confirm their net household size and total income. Larger households with lower incomes are more likely to be approved.
Users then set up their accounts by entering their names, emails, addresses, six-digit pins and the last four digits of their social security numbers. Either English or Spanish can be chosen as the language of preference during this step. Users are then asked to review the information entered. Finally, users are given an address to send physical proof of eligibility to, usually in the form of a governmental subsidy certificate or bank statement.
The Assurance Wireless process can also be conducted by paper mail or over the phone by calling 1-888-898-4888 as of April 2015.