Safelink Wireless or Lifeline Across America offer free cellphones for qualifying seniors. To qualify for a free phone, a senior must meet income guidelines or utilize certain government assistance programs. Some programs also donate free 911 cellphones to seniors.
A senior who qualifies for a free Safelink Wireless cellphone may also qualify to obtain free cellphone minutes. Similarly, Lifeline Across America provides monthly discounts on phone service for seniors who qualify and assists seniors in getting free or low-cost phones. A senior may also get a free cellphone from a city, county or state program that collects old cellphones for distribution to seniors for making emergency 911 calls only.