About the Lifeline Program
The Lifeline Program was created in 1984 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under Ronald Reagan, and updated in 1996. It allows for low-income households to receive telecommunication services at affordable rates, making sure these households will not be cut off from basic communication services that everyone depends on to live a safe, productive life.
With Q Link Wireless, we are able to offer free cell phones and airtime under the Lifeline Program to eligible applicants. States set their own guidelines of who is eligible, though most people who participate in the government programs listed below may qualify:
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Federal Housing/Section 8 Assistance
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- National School Lunch Program (free program only)
Additionally, if your gross monthly total household income meets certain federal guidelines, you may also qualify. You can find out more or apply by calling Q Link Wireless Toll-Free at 1-855-754-6543.
Q Link Wireless is here to help, and we're proud to provide vital phone service to people in need.