Lifeline offers citizens is the state of Ohio free government cell phones in Ohio. This Lifeline service was implemented in part to the high unemployment rate which was higher than the national rate. From this program, a person will get a free cell phone with up to 250 minutes as per their plan for each month. Unused minutes will rollback to the next month and the fresh minutes will be automatically added for every month.
The user can access the free minutes given in the service in many ways such as to call local numbers, sending and receiving text messages, long distance calls, emergency 9-11 service, and voicemail.
The service program will be provided for only the citizens of Ohio with a valid U.S shipping address. The offer is limited to the persons for whom household income is below or at 135 % regarding to the state federal government policies or the person will avail this service if they are already a part of any government federal programs such as:
- Food Stamps
- National School Lunch Program
- Social Security Disability Income
- Ohio Works First
- Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- General Assistance (including Disability Assistance)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Total household income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty
If you are receiving any of the government-assisted programs listed above, you qualify for a free government cell phone.