Wireless For Hope


Wireless For Hope, also known as Easy Wireless, is a regional provider of Lifeline Assistance, the free government cell phone program. On their coverage map, they do show ample coverage throughout the country, but under Plans, the only states listed

currently are Oklahoma, Kentucky and Missouri. Let’s take a look at what Easy Wireless has to offer in those three states.

Wireless For Hope Plans

The cell  plan information on the site is not very detailed, but you can easily figure out what the plans below include. Read “100” as “100 minutes,” and 1000 as “1000 minutes” and so on.

Oklahoma

Lifeline Plans:

* $1.00 per month: Easy Lifeline 1000.

* $4.95 per month: Easy Lifeline Unlimited.

* $19.95: Easy Lifeline Unlimited Data Plus.

Non-Lifeline Plans:

* $32.25: Easy Essentials 1000.

* $40.00: Easy Unlimited.

* $55.00: Easy Unlimited Plus Data.

Kentucky

Lifeline Plans:

* Free: Easy Lifeline 100 w/text and rollover.

* Free: Easy Lifeline 250 w/text and no rollover.

* $22.50: Easy Lifeline 1000.

* $42.25: Easy Lifeline Unlimited Plus Data.

Non-Lifeline Plans:

* $12.75: Easy Essentials 100 w/text and rollover.

* $12.75: Easy Essentials 250 w/text and no rollover.

* $32.25: Easy Essentials 1000.

* $55.00: Easy Unlimited Plus Data.

Missouri

Lifeline Plans:

* Free: Easy Lifeline 100 w/text and rollover.

* Free: Easy Lifeline 250 w/text and no rollover.

* $26.00: Easy Lifeline 1000.

* $42.75: Easy Lifeline Unlimited Plus Data.

Non-Lifeline Plans:

* $9.25: Easy Essentials 100 w/text and rollover.

* $9.25: Easy Essentials 250 w/text and no rollover.

* $32.25: Easy Essentials 1000.

* $55.00: Easy Unlimited Plus Data.

Additionally, you can purchase top-up minutes in all three states if you require additional time. You can buy additional minutes in increments of $5, $10, $20, and $30. Customers who refer a friend successfully may receive a free month.

Do I Qualify?

To qualify for Wireless For Hope, you must live in a state which the company serves. So you need to be a resident of Oklahoma, Kentucky, or Missouri. Additionally, you must have a valid U.S. street address. At this point in time, it is not possible to receive a free government cell phone at a P.O. box. If you are homeless, you will want to contact the company directly to see what your options are. Only one free phone is allowed per household, so make sure nobody else living with you is currently a subscriber before you try to apply.

If you meet the requirements above, there are two more tests to qualify. You only need to meet one of the tests, not both. The simplest test is the income test. If you can prove you are living at or below 135% of the federal poverty level, you should qualify for a free government cell phone and service through Easy Wireless.

 

Size of FamilyAnnual Income
1$14,702
2$19,859
3$25,016
4$30,173
5$35,330
6$40,487
7$45,644
8$50,801
For each Additional Person, Add$5,157

You can also try to qualify using the participating program test. Even if you do not meet the income requirements, you may be eligible for Lifeline if you are participating in an eligible state or federal aid program right now. These include TANF, WIC, food stamps,

and others. Each state has its own list of programs, so check the list for Kentucky, Oklahoma, or Missouri to find out whether you might be eligible. Regardless of the test you use to qualify for service, you will need to have verification documents ready so that you can prove your eligibility to Easy Wireless.

If you believe you may qualify, you can click on “Enroll” on the menu at the top of the screen on the Easy Wireless homepage. Clicking on “Enroll Online” on the next page will take you to the online application, which you can submit electronically along with your verification paperwork. Alternately, you can download and print the application, and then return it with your paperwork via paper mail or fax. You also have the option of applying for Wireless For Hope online.