SafeLink Reviews

SafeLink Reviews


The SafeLink service is yet another phone company under Tracfone. The service is supposed to be a Lifeline for people that live under the US poverty line by giving them a free phone and services, restricted to one phone per household. The problem with this is they have no idea what they are doing, for example they might have a person living in a block of units with the same physical address of someone else that lives in the same block, when these people apply for a free phone they are denied and accused of have a phone already. This phone service is bad and they treat customers like second rate citizens. On top of this it seems to be abused by people that no how to abuse these programs.
Feel free to voice your opinion, or write your own SafeLink Reviews.
Networks used: VerizonCDMA Netork

SafeLink phones depend on where you live as to which phone you receive. Most of the phones they offer are on our Tracfone Reviews page. There is further reading at this Safelink Article here.

Coverage also depends on which phone you are given, but the large majority of phones are on the use the Verizon network. The handsets are only 2G voice and data connections are limited or not enabled. When you’re getting a phone for free, this shouldn’t really matter.
As stated earlier the phones that are free are often the same under the Tracfone brand, and these are only $9 to buy from a store, so for many people it could be easier to go to a store and by a phone from  Tracfone over the counter as the Tracfone plans are similar in price.

SafeLink Phones


Stay away from Safelink and apply with Assurance, which is through Virgin Mobile. Once you qualify, you have the option of adding 250 more minutes for just $5, so you can have a total of 500 minutes. Plus, if you can afford it, you can buy ringtones and whatever else Virgin Mobile has to offer, whereas Safelink is totally bare bones and you don't get to choose your phones with either company.
For the tip. I never knew 'Assurance' was anything like Safelink. As for the free phone eating minutes, as another poster stated, well, I can't say I am surprised, can you? When you are 'given' something for nothing, that's pretty close to what you get. That poster concluded, however, that one ought to be grateful for it, no matter how small the freebie. I agree totally. Used CORRECTLY, IE: For ONLY essential calls, it could literally be a life saver. Not to mention, I can't tell you how many times I would have been denied something, be it a checking account, or a delivery service, without a contact number, even if they never actually USE it. In this day and age, in this country, everyone 'assumes' everyone has a credit card, (I never have) and a phone, car, etc. I come from an area with many Amish families. When I tried to rent a new home here, I was denied, because my prospective new landlord refused to believe that my last landlord had NO phone he could call to check on me. It WAS true, though. And try cashing a check, or much or anything else, without a driver's license! "Government issued Photo ID required" I am a disabled vet, I can't GET a driver's license at any price. The state won;t let anyone taking the medicines I do drive. And no insurance company would insure such a driver anyway, which is mandatory here. I DO, however, have a photo ID from the VA. Yet, I can't buy a pack of smoke at Walmart with that. If I'm old enough to have some white hair, and a GOVERNMENT issued PHOTO ID, (Proving, BTW, that I Am a veteran, no less) why isn't THAT good enough? (I literally asked that) Answer: (no bs!) "I can't 'swipe' that card in my machine" And once, "I don't know what to DO with that" Having no phone number is a lot like this... You become disenfranchised from mainstream American society. And ya can't even get a pack of smokes. I became disabled protecting those very 'freedoms'... and I don't even 'qualify' for any of the same benefits of freedom I risked my life for, (I enlisted, volunteered, at 17, I wasn't drafted) , because of that very disability? Catch 22. That's BS! But, thanks for the tip about the other phone service. I WILL be looking into it, to see if it will work here in the middle of nowhere, USA! Sorry I got a bit off topic. Having a phone isn't the luxury it once was, anymore than having transportation, bank accounts, or any of the rest. And THAT is the point I was trying to illustrate.


You don't have to have a driver's license, go to the driver's license office and tell them you need a non-driving identification card. They will give you one, looks and acts just like a driver's license to anyone except the police, then it's id only (no driving privileges.)

These phones are decent. It comes in very handy for the special needs woman I help.
She walks a lot an needs to be safe.

There is no such thing as the perfect phone free or not.

I don't know how I came across your post.. But first I want to thank u for serving our country... If you can even call it a country... I can't believe vets don't get FIRST CLASS EVERYTHING!!! I myself hate this country and wish I had enough money to leave it. USA is the most corrupt scumbag place to live now... I can't believe they still send 18 year old children to fight for freedoms WE DON'T HV... Anyway... I hope something great happens for you and I'm sorry you fought for a country that is full of shit.. But I m sure you believed in it or else you never would hv went.. GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE SOLDIERS PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE!!

I get 771.00 a month from SSI
My problem has been them sending me double text messages. I end up open two of the same and they charge me for it. They are impossible to deal with, and they just don't care or don't know what they are doing. I plan to check out other companies. Free is not always good. I add minutes and they eat them up.

who's begging, it's being offered. and who are you to judge anyone and tell them to who they can or cannot give their number