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About The Lifeline Program


Lifeline Assistance is a federal government program supported by the Universal Fund. Enrollment is available to individuals who qualify based on federal or state-specific eligibility criteria. You may qualify if you participate in certain public assistance programs. You may also qualify based on your household income. In order to become a NewPhone Wireless subscribers you must provide proof of program participation or proof of income.
You qualify for Lifeline Service in your area if you already participate in one of the following assistance programs:
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Veteran's Pension and Survivors Pension Program
  • Eligibility Programs for Residents of Federally-Recognized Tribal Lands: Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA), Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TATNF), Headstart (meeting income qualifying standards) (Tribal)
  • Your total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG).
  • The table below provides the maximum income you can have to be eligible for service.
    Number Persons in Household Annual Income:
Household Size 48 Contiguous States, DC, & Territories Alaska Hawaii
1 person $17,388 $21,722 $20,007
2 people $23,517 $29,390 $27,054
3 people $29,646 $37,058 $34,101
4 people $35,775 $44,726 $41,148
5 people $41,904 $52,394 $48,195
6 people $48,033 $60,062 $55,242
7 people $54,162 $67,730 $62,289
8 people $60,291 $75,398 $69,336
For each additional person, add $6,129 $7,668 $7,047

Note: The Federal Poverty Guidelines are adjusted annually, and the above chart reflects guidelines for 2021.

You may also qualify if your total household income meets Federal Poverty Guidelines. To find out if you qualify today, sign up by clicking the link below, or call NewPhone Wireless, Toll-FREE at 1-(855)-204-3667.
NewPhone Wireless is proud to provide Lifeline wireless phone service to those in need.

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2. How do I qualify for the Lifeline Program?

The Lifeline Assistance program is available for only one wireless account per household. Separate households that live at the same address are eligible, including residents of nursing homes. Residents with temporary addresses are also eligible. Offer limited to eligible customers (varies by State) residing in selected geographic areas and is non-transferable. Offers not available in all states/areas. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain the benefit can be punished by fine or imprisonment or can be barred from the program. Accessing voicemail draws from plan minutes and charges may apply once free minutes have been depleted. Some exclusions may apply. Only eligible individuals may enroll in the Lifeline program. Lifeline service is limited to only one wireless or landline Lifeline benefit per household. You also cannot receive Lifeline benefits from multiple service providers.

According to the Lifeline program, a household is defined as "any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses." You may be eligible if you live at an address that consists of multiple households, such as a nursing home or homeless shelter.

Eligibility for Lifeline varies by State, however, eligibility can be easily determined if you meet ONE of the two qualification criteria below.

You participate in a government assistance program
(Select your State below to see programs.)

Your total household income meets your State's Federal Poverty Guidelines
Select your State below to see income chart.)

Select your State to determine your eligibility for Lifeline:


3. Lifeline Rules


  • Lifeline is a federal benefit and willfully making false statements to obtain the benefit can result in fines, imprisonment, de-enrollment or being barred from the program;
  • Only one Lifeline service is available per household;
  • A household is defined, for purposes of the Lifeline program, as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses;
  • A household is not permitted to receive Lifeline benefits from multiple providers;
  • Violation of the one-per-household limitation constitutes a violation of the Commission’s rules and will result in the applicant’s de-enrollment from the program;
  • Lifeline is a non-transferable benefit and the applicant may not transfer his or her benefit to any other person.

4. NewPhone Lifeline Plans


NewPhone Free Government Service includes

  • FREE

    Free Data

  • FREE

    Free MINUTES

  • FREE

    Free text

In addition, YOUR FREE CELL PHONE SERVICE INCLUDES

  • Nationwide Calling
  • Call Waiting
  • Voicemail
  • Ability to Connect to Wi-Fi
  • Free 911
  • Caller ID
  • 3 Way Calling
  • Text & Picture Messaging

5. Lifeline Features

NewPhone Wireless is one of the nation's premier providers of the federal Lifeline Assistance Program. As a NewPhone Wireless Lifeline customer, you'll receive a free smartphone with free monthly data, free monthly minutes, and Free text. Plus with our "Always On" feature, you'll stay connected all month long with free text, access to 911 for emergencies, and more.

Signing up for NewPhone Lifeline service is fast and easy for NewPhone Lifeline service is fast and easy. Just click here

There are so many reasons why you should sign up today. See below to learn more about our Lifeline plan features.

NewPhone Smartphones

NewPhone Wireless provides every new customer a free smartphone to use with their free monthly plan. With a smartphone, you can do so much more than just basic calling and text messaging. Use your smartphone to access the internet, check email, look for jobs, complete homework assignments, check social media, and much more!

You can even use your smartphone to make more free calls than ever when you're connected to Wi-Fi or data, using free calling apps like Viber and WhatsApp.

Monthly Service

NewPhone subscribers will receive free monthly service along with a free device which helps you stay connected to those that matter most. These services includes data, talk and text along with features such as caller ID, 3-way calling and voicemail. At Newphone we understand that our subscribers need more than just calling and texting, so we make sure to offer data so you have the freedom to use email, surf the web, job search and more.
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