The Nebraska is offering free government cell phones in Nebraska for qualified low-income residents. This free government cell phone program was introduced in Nebraska due to the poverty rate and unemployment in the state. With this service, Nebraska residents will get a free cell phone with many services. This program will offer three different plans such as 68 minutes per month, 125 minutes or 250 minutes per month on the basis of the resident income level. The free minutes offered in the plans will be automatically updated for every month and the saved minutes in any month will roll back for the next month.
To qualify for this program, the person would have an household income of below or equal to the 135% of the Nebraska state federal policies. They must also receive some form of government aid such as:
- National School Lunch Program
- Food Stamps
- Kids Connection
- Temporary Assistance for Need Families
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Total household income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
The services and offers provided in this program is completely free of cost without any security deposit, contract and even user can use extra minutes by buying the low priced vouchers at any outlets. The free government cell phone in Nebraska are provided by three wireless companies which are Safelink Wireless, Assurance Wireless and Reachout Wireless.