South Dakota Lifeline Free Government Smartphones and Cell Phones

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The Mount Rushmore State is a home to eight hundred thirty thousand Americans. It is considered to be an agricultural state. However, not everybody has a job here. Moreover, there are many people living in poverty. As of today, the poverty rate according to U.S. Census Bureau data is 13.8%. It places South Dakota in the middle of the national list. Indeed, there are 114,000 living in poverty and even more, South Dakotans who have their low incomes just on the edge of it. A good thing to do for these Americans is to learn about all assistance programs the federal and the state authorities have. For instance, South Dakota Lifeline free government cell phones and free government smartphones are available for eligible South Dakotans.

Lifeline Free Government Cell Phones Program in South Dakota

For the reason that there are not many residents of the State, there are only several free cell phone companies that bring Lifeline assistance to South Dakota subscribers. The list below includes the ones that offer their service here.


  • AT&T Mobility
  • Budget Mobile
  • James Valley Wireless
  • Northern Valley Communications
  • Standing Rock Telecom

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

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

  • South Dakota 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 (NSLP)

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 South Dakota. 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 South Dakota Lifeline free government smartphones, free government cell phones program.