ReachOut Wireless is one of the providers in the federal Lifeline Assistance program. Under the terms of this program, ReachOut Wireless provides a free cell phone and service to certain low-income individuals.
The exact eligibility requirements for the program vary from state to state, but applicants are generally qualified if they are receiving some form of government financial assistance, such as food stamps or Medicare. Some states only require that individual or household income be lower than a certain amount. Major phone service providers pay for the Lifeline program, and the phones provided to program recipients are usually basic prepaid models.