Colorado Lifeline Free Government Smartphones and Cell Phones

Welcome to Colorado Lifeline Free Government Smartphones and Free Government Cell Phones Page! The overall poverty rate in Colorado is not the lowest in the country, nor it is the highest. Among 5.5 million residents of the Centennial state about 630,000 (12 %) are needy Americans with their household income being below the official poverty level. The state’s unemployment rate was 5.3% in 2014 and is slightly decreasing since that year. Still, there are many people in need of financial or other type assistance. Many of them also are eligible for the Colorado Lifeline program. Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora and other cities, towns, and villages are all covered by the telecommunication services. Hence, if you are eligible for free government cell phones, you should definitely enroll with a provider of your choice.


Lifeline Free Government Cell Phones Program in Colorado

It is always better to know all your options before making any choice. This is also true for picking a free government phone providing a carrier. There are a few of the latter conducting business in Colorado. Be sure to read about their plans, phones, minute top up options before you apply for a free phone from the government.

Access Wireless


American Assistance

Assurance Wireless

Blue Jay Wireless

Budget Mobile

Choice Wireless

EnTouch Wireless

i-Wireless

Life Wireless

Q Link Wireless

Tag Mobile

Tempo Telecom, LLC

TerraCom Wireless

Total Call Mobile

Viaero Wireless

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

If you participate in any or several of the following government assistance programs, it is very probable that you are eligible for a free phone from the government by Colorado Lifeline:

  • Medicaid
  • 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)
  • The National School Free Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance

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 Colorado. 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 see all steps needed to enroll in Colorado Lifeline free government smartphones, free government cell phones program.