What Is the Safelink Wireless Program?


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The SafeLink Wireless program offers a free cell phone with unlimited text messages and a limited amount of free calls to income-eligible households. TracPhone Wireless, Inc. is the cellular service provider that offers the program.

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SafeLink Wireless is a program designed to make cell phone service affordable for anyone in the United States regardless of income level. Eligibility requirements vary from state to state and are based on a person's participation in state or Federal support programs or his meeting of Income Poverty Guidelines as defined by the U.S. Government.

The basic SafeLink Wireless service includes a free cellular handset, unlimited text messages and up to 500 free talk minutes for the first four months. Cellular devices offered as part of the SafeLink Wireless program are basic models from Morotola, Nokia, LG and Kyocera, as of 2015. SafeLink Wireless service is limited to one person per household.

TracFone Wireless, the cellular service provide behind the SafeLink Wireless Program, offers low-priced prepaid cellular service without the requirement of a service contract, down payment or credit check. TracFone's stated goal is to make the cost of wireless service and phone maintenance as low as possible. TracFone Wireless also never charges activation fees to begin new service.

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