Free Phone and Voicemail for Limited Incomes

Presented by WorkSource

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The federal Lifeline program provides free mobile phones and monthly service to people with limited incomes.

You qualify if you meet income requirements or receive any of these benefits:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivor’s Benefit
  • Certain tribal programs

How to enroll

Visit* and select STATES to choose a participating Lifeline provider. Fill out an application and provide proof of your identity and eligibility.



Sign up for free voicemail

You also can get a free voicemail account. Sign up at* then use a computer or phone to listen to your messages. WorkSource provides computers you can use to sign up and check your voicemail from employers.

Apply for jobs using your new number

List your new number on applications and your resume.

Find more help

Call 211 to locate other resources in your community. A specialist will connect you immediately with the right resource. You also can learn about community  resources online at


*Lifeline is a program of the Federal Communications Commission. and are privately operated and not affiliated with any government agency.


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