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About The Lifeline Program

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The Federal Lifeline Assistance Program was established in the 1980s by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) during the Reagan Administration. The program originally provided low-income individuals and households discounted and FREE landline phone service. In 2005, the program was updated under the Bush Administration to include wireless phone services.

The goal of the Lifeline program is to ensure low-income households have access to basic cell phone services so they can stay connected to family, friends, work, healthcare, job opportunities and 911 emergency services.

Newphone Wireless is one of the leading providers of the Lifeline government benefit program, and provides eligible participants a FREE smart phone with FREE monthly calling FREE monthly data and unlimited FREE texting.

You May Qualify in Louisiana if you participate in one of the following programs:

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance / Section 8
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Veteran's Pension and Survivors Pension Program
  • Eligibility Programs for Residents of Federally-Recognized Tribal Lands: Food Distribution Program on Indian
  • Reservations (FDPIR)), Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA), Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TATNF), Headstart (meeting income qualifying standards) (Tribal)
  • Your total household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG).
  • The table below provides the maximum income you can have to be eligible for service. Your income must be at or below the guidelines to qualify.


Household Size 48 Contiguous States, DC, & Territories Alaska Hawaii
1 person $17,388 $21,722 $20,007
2 people $23,517 $29,390 $27,054
3 people $29,646 $37,058 $34,101
4 people $35,775 $44,726 $41,148
5 people $41,904 $52,394 $48,195
6 people $48,033 $60,062 $55,242
7 people $54,162 $67,730 $62,289
8 people $60,291 $75,398 $69,336
For each additional person, add $6,129 $7,668 $7,047

Note: The Federal Poverty Guidelines are adjusted annually, and the above chart reflects guidelines for 2021.

To confirm if you qualify for NewPhone Wireless Lifeline Program today, Sign Up Now or call us toll-free at (855) 204-3667.

NewPhone Wireless is proud to provide Lifeline Program phone service to those in need.
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