For many people, a cell phone is essential to keep them connected to family members and to find a job or keep their employer informed to avoid losing the job. In essence, the phone is an essential lifeline for many people. When they can’t afford one, life can be more challenging. With the South Carolina Lifeline program, you can get a free phone and cell phone plan to ensure you can always stay connected.
Meet Eligibility Requirements
First, you need to determine if you’re eligible for the South Carolina Lifeline program. Eligibility for the program is primarily based on income levels. The maximum allowed income for a household is 135 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. However, this isn’t the only way to determine if you qualify. Individuals or families who already receive various types of government assistance, including Medicaid, SSI, Section 8 housing assistance, food stamps, and more, can qualify for a free cell phone and plan through the government program.
Receive Your Phone and Monthly Plan
Once you determine you are eligible for the South Carolina Lifeline program, you can choose a phone from the available options. The choices vary depending on the provider in your area. Keep in mind you won’t receive an iPhone or other high-end smartphone as part of the program. In addition to the free phone, you will also receive a calling, texting, and data plan to help you keep in touch and maintain your valuable contacts for work. The plan is valid every month you are eligible for the program.
If you think you might be eligible for the South Carolina Lifeline program, visit the Infiniti Mobile website to apply.