How do I sign up for SafeLink service?

A simple 7 step guide for solving this common SafeLink problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

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SafeLink is a free government cell phone program which provides new customers with 500 Minutes and Unlimited Texts for the first 4 Months. After 4 months the program continues with 350 Minutes and Unlimited Texts monthly.
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To sign up for service, go here.
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In the box on the left of the screen, enter your zip code, then click "APPLY NOW".
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There are five steps in the application process. You will first need to enter your personal information, then your address.
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Eligability varies state by state, but generally those who participate in one of the following programs and eligiable for the SafeLink program.
-Medicaid -Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP).
-Supplemental Security Income (SSI).Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8). -Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
-Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).
-The National School Lunch Program's Free Lunch Program.
-Head Start (if income eligibility criteria are met).
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You will need to prove your eligiability by uploading a few documents.
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Once your application has been process, you will receive your SafeLink phone within 10 days.
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Author: BenF • May 3rd, 2016

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After thousands of SafeLink customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: How do I sign up for SafeLink service?; I am trying to switch y service to another phone because the handset i received is no longer working; My replacement phone has not arrived and its been * weeks; Got e-mail saying service may be discontinued; my phone says enter PUK and i cant use it; Transfer this number (***) ***-**** to another phone... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 7 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 9 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting SafeLink. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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