Reachout Wireless Rhode Island
Rhode Island is unfortunately, struggling. It is saddled with an extremely high rate of unemployment. It currently has a rate of over 11%, and that number seems to be sticky. When most states have seen reductions in their unemployment figures, Rhode island has seen recent increases. Many forecasters are not optimistic that the figure will decline much in the near future either. “I do not expect the unemployment rate to drop below ten percent until the first quarter of 2014,”said Dr. Edward Mazze, a Professor of Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island. The reason for the pessimism is that the state government has not given adequate support for the creation of small businesses or to retain existing ones. Again, we can only hope that things get better for the Ocean State.
How to Qualify for Reachout Wireless in the state of Rhode Island
You can qualify for Reachout Wireless service in Rhode Island under government program-based eligibility criteria as long as no one else in your household currently has a Lifeline phone; and you use your home mailing address on the application.
Government Program-Based Eligibility Guidelines
If you are a participant in one or more of the following government assistance programs, you probably qualify for Reachout Wireless phone service in Rhode Island:
- Food Stamps/ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
- General Public Assistance
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Family Independence Program (FIP)
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Rhode Island Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Elderly
- Rhode Island Medical Assistance Program
If you qualify under program based-eligibility, you may print out the Reachout Wireless application for Rhode Island by clicking on the link below. If you believe you qualify under income guidelines (maximum household income of 135-150% of the US Federal Poverty guidelines), please visit the Reachout Wireless website and apply online to see if an income provision is available in your state.
Other free government cell phone providers in the state of Rhode Island (click the links below to see details about other providers in your state):