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Individuals may qualify for the Lifeline Program based on the federal or state-specific eligibility criteria such as Food Stamps/SNAP or Medicaid.
Complete your free lifeline phone application.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Lifeline?Lifeline is a government program designed to increase the availability of telephone services to low-income subscribers by providing monthly telephone service to eligible consumers. EBB SFone Wireless has partnered with Cintex Wireless to provide a FREE Smartphone, Unlimited FREE Minutes and Unlimited FREE Texts with no contracts or bills, every month.
2. How much does SFone Lifeline service cost?SFone Lifeline service is free to qualified consumers.
3. What is included with SFone Wireless Lifeline service?
All qualified EBB SFone Wireless customers will receive:
- FREE Smartphone
- FREE Unlimited Monthly Data
- FREE Unlimited Monthy Minutes
- FREE Unlimited Monthy Texts
- Nationwide Calling
- FREE Voicemail Account, Call Waiting and Caller ID
- FREE 911
- 411 Directory Assistance 911 & 411 calls
- FREE Domestic Roaming
- Text & Picture Messaging
SFone Wireless is a federal Lifeline Assistance program. Lifeline Assistance is a government benefit program supported by the federal Universal Service Fund for which you must qualify. The Lifeline Assistance program is available for only one landline or wireless account per household.
4. Is EBB SFone Wireless available in my area?To verify if EBB SFone Wireless is available in your area, click here and enter your zip code.
5. How do I qualify for SFone Wireless Lifeline service?
Only eligible individuals may enroll in the Lifeline program. Lifeline service is limited to only one wireless or landline Lifeline benefit per household. You also cannot receive Lifeline benefits from multiple service providers.
You may qualify for Lifeline Service in your area if you already participate in one of the following assistance programs:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- 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 (TANF), 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.
Number Persons in Household Annual Income:
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.
6. How do I switch from my current Lifeline provider to SFone Wireless?You will first need to check if SFone Wireless is providing Lifeline service in your area by clicking here and entering your zip code. If Lifeline service is available in your state, submit an application online.
Once your Lifeline benefit is transferred to SFone Wireless, you will no longer receive a Lifeline benefit from your current carrier since you can only get one Lifeline benefit per household. By applying to SFone Wireless service, you are consenting to this Lifeline benefit transfer.
7. How do I apply for SFone Wireless Lifeline service?
There are many different ways to apply for EBB SFone Wireless Lifeline Service. You may:
- Apply online here.
- Call Customer Care at +1 (855)655-3097.
- Speak to a representative in your neighborhood. The representative will help you apply. Along with proof of eligibility, you will be required to provide proof of address and identity to qualify for a free SFone Wireless phone. Once the representative receives confirmation that you are approved for Lifeline service, you will be provided with a free phone. The representative will help you activate it.
8. If I’m approved, can I keep my current phone number?
Yes, if you are approved, you can even keep your current phone number. Here’s how:
Once you receive your SFone Wireless phone, you can contact Customer Care at +1 (855)655-3097 and a representative will help you keep your current number. Just call from a different phone and have your account number and password.
9. To install your SFone Lifeline Sim Card into your phone, follow the below steps:
- Power off your phone and locate the SIM tray.
- Insert the SIM tool or a paper clip into the hole and remove the SIM tray.
- Punch out the correct size SIM Card and insert it into the tray.
- Push the tray back gently into the device and power on your device.
- Now you can begin to enjoy your FREE SFone Wireless service!
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Your Free Smartphone Includes
- Free Monthly Data
- Monthly Minutes
- Free Nationwide Calling
- Ability to Connect to Wi-Fi
- Free Voicemail
- Caller ID
- 911 calls
- 3 Way Calling
- Call Forwarding