For over eight millions low-income Americans, the LifeLine program has been a lifesaver. This program, first started in 1985 to offer discounted phone services for those eligible for it, is one way they can get a cell phone and important services such as call minutes and text messages without having to spend even a single penny. One of such program is the Assurance Wireless program, which is overseen by Virgin Mobile. If you are interested in this program, you can head to the DiscoverLifeline website to find out more and see whether or not you are eligible to apply for it.


As stated on the DiscoverLifeline website, this program is one of the biggest in the United States. It is available thanks to the Federal Communications Commission’s collaboration with Virgin Mobile, the latter of which also oversees this program directly, and is available for applicants in over 29 states, from Alabama to Wisconsin. There are several requirements potential applicants must fulfil to be eligible for this program, and while the requirements may vary from states to states, there is a general guideline of eligibility this program follows that you can check out to find out about whether or not you are eligible for it.


As a rule, participants of social assistance programs offered by either the government, such as the Food Stamp or Social Security Income (SSI) is also eligible for this program. Most states rule that the household income of eligible applicants must be below or up to 135% of federal poverty guidelines, although some states, such as New Jersey and Rhode Island, allows for household income up to 150% of the guidelines. Visit DiscoverLifeline to find out more about eligibility criteria of this program, as well as a guide to help you with your application.