Alabama Free Government Smartphones and Cell Phones

Welcome to Alabama Free Government Smartphones and Cell Phones page! Alabama is not the smallest state of the U.S.A. by area, neither it is smallest by population number. Still, it has one of the lowest median household income value and an unemployment rate of 5.8% (2015), which is higher than a national one. Sure, people working for large employers like Redstone Arsenal, University of Alabama or Maxwell Air Force Base rarely seek some assistance from the authorities. However, hundreds of thousands of Alabamans qualify for one because of their financial standing. If you live in Birmingham or Montgomery, or any other place of the Cotton state, you might be eligible for a free phone from the government.


Lifeline Free Government Cell Phones Program in Alabama

There are several carriers that provide free government smartphones and free government cell phones in Alabama to low-income residents. They are, essentially, similar regarding the application process and qualification criteria. Choosing between them is mostly a matter of personal preference since most provide the same deals under Lifeline assistance.

Access Wireless


Assurance Wireless

AT&T Mobility

Cellular South/C Spire Wireless

Global Connection of America

North American Local

Pine Belt Cellular

SouthernLINC Wireless

T-Wire Corporation

Tracfone/ Safelink Wireless

Who is eligible for free government smartphones and free government cell phones in Alabama?

You are probably eligible for a free phone from the government if you are a participant of any of the following government-paid programs:

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps/ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Section 8/ Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • National School Free Lunch Program.

You can also qualify based on the household income rule: your household income has to be lower or at the level of 135% of Federal Poverty Guidelines for Alabama. For 2016 this number is shown in a table below.

Household size (number of people)

Eligible annual income per household

1

$16,038

2

$21,627

3

$27,216

4

$32,805

5

$38,394

6

$43,983

7

$49,586

8

$55,202

For each additional person, add

$5,616

Click here to learn how you can enroll in Alabama free government smartphones, free government cell phones Lifeline program.