Lifeline is a government benefit program supported by the Universal Service Fund that provides a discount on phone service for qualifying low-income consumers. Lifeline helps ensure that eligible consumers have the opportunities and security that phone service brings, including being able to connect to jobs, family, and emergency services.  

This is from the horse’s mouth. It mentions “discounted service” but does not say $9.99/mo. The other post I gave says free phone and $9.99/mo but Verizon wants $33 and Alltel Wireless, $19.99 per month for their plans. I did not see a free plan. Still researching…

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