Assurance Wireless is a Lifeline cell phone service provider, offering eligible customers free Virgin Mobile phones and minutes. Supported by the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Lifeline program, Assurance Wireless is a subsidiary of Virgin Mobile USA and is currently available in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
Qualify for Assurance Wireless
If you qualify for Assurance Wireless, you can receive a free Virgin Mobile phone along with 350 free minutes of airtime each month. You can also purchase additional minutes, texts, and data as needed. In order to qualify, you must participate in a government assistance program or have a household income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
If you’re not sure if you qualify, you can always contact Assurance Wireless to find out. Once you’re approved, you’ll need to choose a phone plan and select a phone from the Assurance Wireless website.
Compatible phones with Assurance Wireless
Compatible phones with Assurance Wireless, you have several options. You can bring your own phone, buy a new phone, or get a refurbished phone from Assurance Wireless.
If you bring your own phone, it must be compatible with the Assurance Wireless network. Virgin Mobile uses the Sprint network, so your phone must be compatible with Sprint’s CDMA network. You can check Sprint’s list of compatible phones here.
If you need to purchase a new phone, Assurance Wireless offers several options, all of which are compatible with the Assurance Wireless network. You can view Assurance Wireless’ selection of phones here.
Finally, if you want a refurbished phone, Assurance Wireless has a selection of used phones that have been tested for compatibility with the Assurance Wireless network. You can view Assurance Wireless’ selection of refurbished phones here.
No matter which option you choose, you’ll need to make sure your phone is compatible with the Assurance Wireless network before you can activate it. Once you have a compatible phone, you can activate it by following the instructions on the Assurance Wireless website.