Update: I found another company offering FREE cell phone service to the income eligible called Lifeline Landing. This one also DOES NOT require a credit check or deposit and there is absolutely no contract involved. Best of all, there are no recurring charges, monthly fees, or surcharges.
SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each
month for income-eligible customers.
Through the Lifeline Service you will receive FREE cellular service, a FREE cell phone, and FREE Minutes every month! SafeLink Wireless Service does not cost anything – there are no contracts, no recurring fees and no monthly charges.
Any Minutes you do not use will roll-over. Features such as caller ID, call waiting and voicemail are all also included with your service. If you need additional Minutes, you can buy TracFone Airtime Cards at any TracFone retailer Walmart, Walgreens, Family Dollar, etc).
Your exact benefits, including the number of free Minutes you will receive, depend on the state you live in.