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Assurance Wireless

If you are looking to apply for an Assurance Wireless Phone, start by entering your zip code above to check if Assurance is available in your area and also locate other Lifeline providers that may be able to provide you service.

Please see our Additional Information & Articles page for information about the Lifeline Program.

Assurance Wireless is the Lifeline Provider for Virgin Mobile USA. Virgin Mobile USA is a wholly owned subsidy of Sprint Nextel Corporation. Assurance is currently the second largest Lifeline cell phone provider in the US, and the program offers a free wireless phone and 250 free local and domestic long distance voice minutes per month to eligible low-income customers. Unlike TracFone's competing SafeLink program, text messaging is not included with the free voice minutes.

Assurance Wireless Service Area

Although Assurance is only available in certain states, service is provided nationwide on the Sprint network.

What Assurance Provides Customers

Assurance Wireless is FREE to eligible customers. Assurance Wireless offers a free phone and 250 free minutes of wireless voice service to its customers each month. There are no bills, long-term contracts or activation fees for Assurance Wireless customers.

With Assurance if you need more, you have these options:

  • $5 Talk -- Add $5 each month to get 500 total voice minutes (250 FREE minutes + 250 minutes)
  • $20 Talk & Text -- Add $20 each month to get 1000 total voice minutes and 1000 text messages (250 FREE minutes + 750 minutes + 1000 texts)
  • Additional voice minutes for 10c each
  • Text messages for 10c each
  • Messaging Packs as low as $5 for 200 text messages
  • 411 service at $1.75 per call + standard airtime charges
  • International calling at great rates to over 200 countries
  • Mobile Web, ringtones, games, graphics, and more

Recently, Assurance Wireless started offering a new program that gets you unlimited Talk, Text and Web for an additional $30.00.

Qualifying for Assurance Wireless

Assurance Wireless eligibility does depend on your state; you may qualify for Assurance Wireless if you participate in Social Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, Food Stamps/SNAP or other programs. You can also qualify if your income meets government guidelines in your state. Please see our Lifeline Information By State page for detailed information.

First you must determine if Assurance Wireless operate in your state. It operates in the following States:

Assurance Wireless requires documentation of your household income. If you qualify for Assurance Wireless under government assistance eligibility, you must swear under penalty of perjury that you are in an eligible government program. Penalty of perjury means that you may face criminal charges if you are lying. The remaining two requirements are that you must have a residential mailing address and like any program provider only one Lifeline phone is allowed per address.

Remember that only one Lifeline phone is eligible for any one address. This includes any current landline phone that is covered by the Lifeline program. If you meet all the requirements you can apply by calling 1-888-898-4888, or download an application at:

Assurance Wireless
P.O. Box 686
Parsippany, NJ 07054

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