West Virginia has had recent rapid drops in the unemployment rate, almost dropping a full percentage point month over month.  This is understandable when considering the relatively small size of the state economy (Houston has more people than the state of West Virginia). The economy still remains fragile as it ranks 49th out of 50 states in terms of income per capita, 37% less than neighboring Virginia.  It will take some time for the state to continue to transition to industry that will lead to increases in standards of living.

Assurance Wireless is working in the state of West Virginia to provide residents with cell phones and 250 monthly minutes, absolutely free. Customers of Assurance Wireless are freed from having to sign contracts, receiving bills in the mail and making security deposits.

How to Qualify for Assurance Wireless in West Virginia

You can qualify for Assurance Wireless service in West Virginia under government program-based eligibility criteria as long as no one else in your household currently has a Lifeline phone. Please see the other general guidelines on our Free Government Cell phones page.

Government Program-Based Eligibility Guidelines

If you are a participant in one or more of the following government assistance programs, you probably qualify for Assurance Wireless phone service in West Virginia:

  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps/SNAP
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Supplementary Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8 )
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • The National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • School Clothing Allowance (SCA)
  • WV Children’s Health Insurance Program (WV CHIP)

If you qualify for Assurance Wireless service under government program-based eligibility guidelines, you are NOW required to send in any supporting documentation at this time. If you qualify under the government program-based eligibility, you do not need to complete the income-based section.

Income-Based Eligibility Guidelines

Unfortunately, there is no income based provision for the state of West Virginia.

For an Application for an Assurance Wireless phone as an West Virginia resident, please click the link below.

Click here to get an Assurance Wireless Application for West Virginia

Other free government cell phone providers in the state of West Virginia (click the link(s) below to see details about other providers in your state):

Reachout Wireless     Safelink Wireless   Cintex Wireless   Terracom Wireless