Assurance Wireless ( - 888-321-5880 provides government assisted cell phone service to qualifying applicants in California.  Assurance Wireless customers receive a free cell phone and up to 250 free cell phone minutes a month for 2.50 Dollars a month.

To be qualify for Assurance Wireless, applicants must have a total household income below the federal poverty guidelines OR participate in a government assistance program.  Qualifying government assistance programs include:

  • Healthy Families Category A
  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Section 8 Housing
  • Food Stamps or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)

Income guidelines are as follows:

No. Total Members Total Monthly
Household Income
1 1-2 members $24,000
2 3 members $28,200
3 4 members $34,000
4 Each additional member $5,800

For more detailed information on the Assurance Wireless program click here.

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