Feb 2, 2024

Got a Minute? Get More Minutes with Life Wireless!

Got a Minute? Get More Minutes with Life Wireless!

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When the conversation’s going strong, Life Wireless has you covered. Add as many extra minutes as you need online, by dialing 611 from your Life Wireless phone, or via the MoneyGram agent nearest you!

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Here's where to add minutes online:

Visual is of the Life Wireless website, add minutes section.

Adding minutes is a breeze and there's just a few details you need to know:

  • Unlimited Talk & Text is restricted to domestic traffic only. International talk and text is not included in the unlimited calling plan.

  • Recharge PINs valid for use with our service only. See our web site for details on our services and terms and conditions. Activated prepaid airtime cards and PINs are non-refundable. Traveling outside the network may result in no usage availability or multiple minute charges.

  • Airtime charges apply. Rates subject to change without notice.

On the fence about making Life Wireless your Lifeline program provider?

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Here's the #1 reason to choose Life Wireless

Because nobody gives you more. More data. More hotspot. For FREE.

Life Wireless out delivers the other Lifeline program providers.

Only Life Wireless gives you more data and more hotspot on America’s most dependable 5G+ network. The other guys just can’t compete!

Overview of Life Wireless compared with its competitors.

With Life Wireless you get the best

Among Lifeline service providers, only Life Wireless gives you nationwide coverage on America’s most dependable 5G+ network.

That means you get the best at no expense, as well as a FREE smartphone and FREE unlimited data, talk & text and 5G hotspot.

That's right. Free phone service on America’s most dependable network. The other Lifeline program providers can't claim that!

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If you get housing benefits through the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) or Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8) you’re already qualified for FREE wireless from Life Wireless. Get nationwide coverage, unlimited talk, text, 5G hotspot, and a smartphone – free.

All you need to do is apply.

Exactly what qualifies you for free or low-cost cell phone service from Life Wireless?

Low-income households qualify for free phone service or low-cost cell phone service under the Lifeline program, which Life Wireless is a provider of, if you get housing benefits from housing choice vouchers or through federal public housing agencies.

What are housing choice vouchers?

Housing choice vouchers are for families with low incomes, seniors, and people with disabilities. You can use the vouchers for privately owned single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments. Housing choice vouchers can pay for all or part of the rent and are administered locally by Public Housing Agencies (PHAs).

According to Benefits.Gov, "A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program. A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the public housing agency (PHA) on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program."

If you are interested in applying for a voucher, contact your local public housing agency (PHA).

If yours is one of the thousands of very low-income families receiving housing assistance this way, you automatically qualify for the Lifeline program and Life Wireless!

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Are there other federal assistance programs that help me qualify for FREE service with Life Wireless?


If you participate in any of the federal assistance programs listed here...

You meet the eligibility requirements to receive Life Wireless assistance.

  • Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • Medicaid (not Medicare)

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  • Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)

  • Veteran's Pension or Survivor's Pension Benefit

Additionally, if you are a resident of any federally recognized Tribal lands, you may qualify to become lifeline subscribers under the following programs:

  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance

  • Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance (TANF)

  • Head Start (if you meet the income-qualifying standards)

So, I can qualify for free service from Life Wireless because I receive one or all of these benefits?


And Life Wireless is part of the Lifeline program?


Can you tell me more about that?

Of course!

The Lifeline Assistance Program is one of the government's federal assistance programs. It was started in 1985 to provide low-income individuals with free cell phones and free service because having phone service is a necessity for emergency services like 911, staying in touch with your child's school, and being able to look for and find work.  The Lifeline program/Lifeline service is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company.

In addition, during the pandemic, when people were working from home and children were being taught remotely, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expanded the Lifeline Program to provide more data and unlimited talk and text on the free phones being supplied. This expansion of internet services is named the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).

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Ready to Apply?

Remember, if you have a housing voucher, receive assistance from a federal public housing agency, or receive any of the benefits mentioned above, you already qualify for FREE wireless from Life Wireless. Get nationwide coverage, unlimited talk, text, 5G hotspot, and a smartphone – free. And don't forget -- it's so easy to add minutes anytime you need them!

Visit Life Wireless and complete our easy application!

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Confused? Give us a call!

Call our Customer Service team at 1-888-543-3620, 7 days a week, from 7 a.m. until midnight, Eastern Standard Time. No matter what you need, morning or night, we’ve got you covered.

Plus, if you’re an existing customer, just dial 611 from your Life Wireless phone to connect to Customer Service!


Completing the Life Wireless Application

When completing the Life Wireless application, be certain to have the items from this list that pertain to you on hand:

  • the prior year’s state, federal, or Tribal tax return,

  • a Social Security statement of benefits,

  • a Veterans Administration statement of benefits,

  • a retirement/pension statement of benefits,

  • an Unemployment/Workmen's Compensation statement of benefits,

  • Federal or Tribal notice letter of participation in General Assistance, or

  • a divorce decree, child support award, or other official document containing income information for at least three months’ time.

You will also need a photo ID that is issued by a United States federal, state, or local government or Tribal entity.

Work, college, union, bank account and student ID’s are not acceptable, nor are passports and ID’s issued by a consulate of a foreign country, i.e. Mexico “Matricula Consular”, Canada, etc.

Before You Submit Your Completed Application

Before you submit your completed application form for this free service, you will be required to attest that each of the following items are true by initialing each statement:

  • I meet the income-based or program-based eligibility criteria for receiving Lifeline service and have provided documentation of eligibility if required.

  • I will notify the Company within 30 days if for any reason I no longer satisfy the criteria for receiving Lifeline including, as relevant, if I no longer meet the income-based or program-based eligibility criteria, I begin receiving more than one Lifeline benefit, or another member of my household is receiving a Lifeline benefit. I understand that I may be subject to penalties if I fail to follow this requirement.

  • I am not listed as a dependent on another person’s tax return (unless over the age of 60).

  • The address I have provided is my primary residence, not a second home or business.

  • If I move to a new address, I will provide that new address to the Company; I will verify my temporary residential address every 90 days.

  • I acknowledge that providing false or fraudulent information to receive Lifeline benefits is punishable by law.

  • I acknowledge that I may be required to re-certify my continued eligibility for Life Wireless at any time, and my failure to re-certify as to my continued eligibility within 30 days will result in de- enrollment and the termination of my Life Wireless service.

Activating Your Life Wireless Service

Once your Life Wireless application is approved, and you must complete your activation by placing a call to the Activation Line (770-200-1000).

This call is free and does not reduce your minute balance. Plus, it takes less than one minute to complete!

Additional, important, details

Only one Lifeline benefit—either wireless or landline phone, home internet or cell phone data plan—is allowed per household.

To keep your account active, you need to use the service at least once during any 30-day period by:

  • calling someone,

  • answering a call from someone other than Life Wireless,

  • sending a text message,

  • using cellular data (again, by going on Facebook or Amazon, for example),

  • purchasing additional service from Life Wireless,

  • or by responding to a direct contact from Life Wireless confirming that you want to continue receiving service from Life Wireless.

Final note:

Should your service go unused for 30 days:

you will no longer be eligible for Lifeline benefits and your phone service may be suspended (allowing only 911 calls and calls to the Life Wireless's customer care center), and subject to a 15-day cure period during which you must use the service (as described above) in order to fully re-activate your lifeline service and keep your telephone number.


For questions about lifeline provider Life Wireless, eligible consumers are encouraged to visit our Contact Us page here.

To enroll now, use the Life Wireless Online Enrollment form.

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