Free government cell phones in Idaho to residents of low-income families are provided through the Lifeline program that is aimed at equipping low income residents with free cell phones and 250 free minutes each month.  The program is aimed at providing the residents of Idaho with a cell phone and phone service. For a resident of Idaho to qualify for this program, they must have a physical address that is verifiable and they also need to fill an online form that will indicate why they really need the free cell phones.In addition, residents must receive some form of government assistance such as:

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Free School Lunch
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • National School Lunch Program (Free Lunch Program Only)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Total household income at or below 133% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

This project will be promoting access to public communication facilities by easing communication channels even for the people who do not have high incomes.


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