SafeLink is the only offering of its kind available in Maine
with 145,246 residents who qualify for Lifeline services in Maine. Asserting that free does mean free, SafeLink provides the
cell phone at its own expense and service comes without contracts,
monthly bills, security deposits or credit checks.
SafeLink offers eligible low-income households 68 free monthly airtime minutes for one
year, unlimited access to 911 and the free cell phone. Any unused
minutes do not expire and automatically roll over. The cell phone
offers in-demand features: voicemail, text, call waiting, international
calling to over 60 destinations, and caller ID.
available through most of the state, SafeLink may not be available in
some specific zip codes. To learn more about the SafeLink Wireless
service, including eligibility requirements and additional features and
benefits, please call 1-800-SAFELINK (1-800-723-3546), or www.safelink.com.
"TracFone has a long
record of serving the communications needs of the citizens of New
England," said Jose Fuentes, Director of
Government Relations for TracFone. "We are proud to be able to now
bring SafeLink Wireless to Maine's
neediest families, offering them the same access and privileges many
individuals take for granted when it comes to using cell phones,
including contact with current or potential employers, children away
from the home, or relatives in other parts of the country, not to
mention vital emergency responders," added Fuentes. SafeLink Wireless
offers low-income families accessibility, freedom and the security of
knowing that should an emergency occur - wherever they are - they will
stay safe and stay connected.
SafeLinkcustomers wishing to use additional minutes beyond their free allotment
can add minutes by purchasing TracFone airtime cards at local retailers.
As an exclusive benefit for SafeLink customers, SafeLink phones will
automatically add bonus minutes on TracFone's 60, 90 and 120 minute
airtime cards. To qualify for LifeLine
In the state of Maine, a household
must participate in one of the following: Medicaid (known as MaineCare);
Food Stamps (SNAP); Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF);
Supplemental Security Income (SSI); Emergency Assistance Program; or the
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).
Free Cell Phones for Low-Income in Georgia.
Free Cell Phones for Low Income in New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.