SafeLink is a program provided by TracFone Wireless through which any stable household is able to own a phone and buy pre-paid amount that one is comfortable paying. It does not involve bills one cannot handle. SafeLink also offers free airtime to TracFone users.
Once someone enrolls in the SafeLink program, he receives a free mobile phone and free monthly airtime. The Universal Service Fund Lifeline program funds and administers the SafeLink program by use of their Universal Service Administrative Company. For enrollment in this program, one has to meet certain requirements in terms of income. The TracFone devices are only one per household.
TracFone and SafeLink reserve the right to cancel the subscription to the free government phones in case the mobile phone is in use for fraud. These mobile phones are not for sale to any other person, besides the one allocated to.