You qualify for a free phone through government assistance if you are on Medicaid. First you must find a company that provides free phones in your area, then you can apply online or by phone.
The first step to getting a free phone is to find a company that provides service in your area. Go to the freegovernmentcellphones.net/states website and scroll down until you find your state. Click on your state find a list of companies that offer free phones. Go to their websites and determine the types of plans they offer or call them and ask.
Once you have determined which company is right for you, apply for their free phone either online, the preferred method, or by phone. You will need to provide proof that you qualify for assistance. They may need a copy of your Medicaid card or copies of other documents as proof. These can be uploaded directly to the website. After your application is approved, your phone will arrive in the mail. It may take several weeks before it arrives.
As of March 2015, with the exception of Montana, 49 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico participate in the free government cell phone program.