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The Dial-A-Life Program was sunset on July 2, 2013 by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, ordinance no. 13-65; therefore, no longer handing out or collect cellular telephones.

This initiative was dedicated to the collecting of used, disconnected digital cellular telephones and reprogramming them so that eligible, at-risk Miami-Dade County residents; such as elderly, disabled, low-income, domestic violence victims and families with at-risk or disabled children, could call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance.

The following Federal Communications Commission (FCC) supported programs are still available to Miami-Dade Residents:

Hopeline

Hopeline is a Verizon Wireless initiative that provides free cellphones to victims of domestic violence. People in need of obtaining these phones can either contact them directly or through organizations that provide services to these victims.

Lifeline

This Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program is governed by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).

They work to provide phones to the following people:

  • Low income
  • Over the age of 65
  • Disabled

SafeLink Wireless

Safelink Wireless provides free cell phones to:

  • Low income
  • Over the age of 65
  • Disabled
  • Parents of a disabled child

This company supports the Lifeline program in conjunction with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). Applying for this service can also be done over the phone or on the computer.

Assurance Wireless

Assurance Wireless is a federal Lifeline Assistance program brought to you by Virgin Mobile.

Their qualifications work to cover:

  • Low income
  • Over the age of 65
  • Disabled

Applying is done through the web or by contacting them directly.

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