What Services And Products Does Assurance Wireless Offer?
Assurance Wireless is a Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provider owned by T-Mobile. Assurance Wireless is focused entirely on providing free and discounted phone, wireless, and internet services and devices to Lifeline and ACP-eligible low-income households.
Customers that qualify for both government assistance programs (Lifeline and ACP), can expect to receive up to:
- Unlimited free monthly talk minutes
- Unlimited free monthly text messages
- Unlimited free monthly data
- 10 GB of free monthly mobile hotspot data (on speeds up to 4G LTE)
- A free Android smartphone or flip phone
Can I Get an Assurance Wireless Flip Phone for Free?
As you can see from the list of Assurance benefits listed above, certain Lifeline and ACP-eligible customers can receive an Android Wireless flip phone completely free of charge. This is great news, especially as not all Lifeline/ACP providers offer free phones.
Moreover, unlike most other providers, Assurance enables certain customers to select the device they wish to receive – a flip phone or a smartphone. Do so at assurancewireless.com/help-center/phone-guides#.
Can I Buy an Assurance Wireless Flip Phone?
Assurance Wireless is a Lifeline and ACP provider that focuses fully on providing free services and devices to eligible customers. As such, the company does not offer an online or physical store that would enable customers to purchase a device. Instead, only eligible low-income customers can apply and receive a device without having to pay for it. Therefore an ‘Assurance Wireless flip phone’ refers to a device that a government assistance program-eligible customer was able to receive free of charge.
What Are the Best Assurance Wireless Flip Phone Models Currently Available?
Currently, Assurance Wireless only offers a single flip phone model. As such, you don’t have to waste your time comparing the company’s flip phone models and trying to decide which one is best for you. However, if it turns out that this single model is not right for you, you will also have no other option but to change the provider (or take the model that doesn’t fit you).
At the moment, Assurance only offers Coolpad Belleza. This is a sturdy and reliable flip phone with a convenient flip design, a decent-sized (2.8-inch) colorful LCD internal screen, large, tactile keys, a dedicated emergency button, a 2M camera, a dual mic for better audio quality, and other great features. It offers a simple, user-friendly communication experience and enables users to make and take phone calls, send text messages, take photos, share videos and photos, set calendar appointments and reminders, enjoy high data speeds, and much more. The small and portable device can easily fit in any pocket and protects against accidental calls. However, the small external screen shows you messages and alerts even without you having to open the device. The phone is known for its simple navigation and long battery life (up to 10.5 hours of talk time). It has a 1500mAh battery, a 1.3 GHz Qualcomm QM215, 1GB of ROM, 8GM of RAM, up to 32GB of expandable memory, 4G connectivity, and more.
What Other Phone Models Does Assurance Wireless Currently Offer?
In addition to the Assurance Wireless flip phone model described above, the company also offers the following mobile devices:
- Alcatel OneTouch Cinch
- ANS Artia
- ANS Rapidz
- Alcatel Dawn
- ANS UL40
- ANS Wiko Life
- ANS Wiko Life 2
- ANS Wiko Life 3
- Coolpad Avail
- Coolpad Haylo
- Coolpad Illumina
- Coolpad Legacy Go
- Coolpad Legacy SR
- Kyocera JAX S1360
- Kyocera Hydro Reach
- Motorola Moto G Pure
- Moxee m2160
- REVVL 4
- REVVL 4 Plus
- Schok Volt SV55
- Unimax U673c
- Unimax U683CL
- ZTE Prestige 2
- ZTE Quest
- ZTE Quest Plus
- ZTE Tempo X
See the entire list of free Assurance Wireless phones at assurancewireless.com/help-center/phone-guides#.
Can I Buy a Flip Phone Elsewhere and Bring it to Assurance Wireless?
Officially, Assurance Wireless doesn’t offer a Bring Your Own Phone program. As such, it officially doesn’t allow customers to buy a (flip) phone elsewhere and bring it to Assurance. According to the company’s rules, the only phone you can use with Assurance’s services is a device provided directly by Assurance.
Nevertheless, certain customers have reported using Assurance’s SIM card with a carrier-unlocked GSM-supported phone that was purchased elsewhere and some were fully successful. As such, you can try to bring your own flip phone to Assurance. Your best bet would be to bring a device purchased from Assurance’s parent company – T-Mobile, or one of T-Mobile’s MVNOs. Read more about Assurance Wireless Bring Your Own Phone Guide
What Are the Benefits of Opting for a Flip Phone?
Assurance Wireless offers both Android smartphones and flip phones free of charge. The device you will receive depends on which plan you qualify for, where you live, and availability. However, certain customers will be able to choose the device themselves at assurancewireless.com/help-center/phone-guides#.
You may wonder why anyone would choose a flip phone over a smartphone and we have the answer. Some people prefer flip phones with a simpler interface and basic features, including:
- People with visual impairments who need a physical keypad
- People who prioritize simplicity and long battery life over advanced features
- People who are not planning to use the device for much else other than calling and texting
- People who are not tech-savvy and don’t wish to figure out how a smartphone works
What to Do if I Have Additional Questions About Assurance Wireless Flip Phones?
In case you have more questions about Assurance Wireless flip phones, you should contact the company’s customer support service. The representative will be able to help you out in no time. You can do so online at assurancewireless.com/help-center/contact, via mail, or by phone at 1-888-321-5880.