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FCC rules state you must use your FREE Assurance Wireless service at least once every 30 days or it will be terminated.

USE IT
Once every 30 days, you MUST make a call, send a text or go online (not using Wi-Fi) from your Assurance Wireless phone to keep your FREE service.  

DON’T LOSE IT
If you do not place a call, send a text or go online using your plan data within 15 days of receiving a termination notice, your service will be terminated.  You will no longer be able to use your FREE Assurance Wireless phone service and will need to re-apply. After termination of your FREE service, if you want to continue to use your Assurance Wireless phone, it will cost 10¢ per minute and 10¢ per text message.

KEEP IT 
Remember, as an Assurance Wireless customer you get FREE minutes, FREE texts and FREE data each month. Use your phone at least once every 30 days to make or answer a call or send a text to work, family and friends. Or you can use your free plan data (but not while on Wi-Fi) to browse the web, check social media like Facebook or check emails. Don’t risk losing your FREE Assurance Wireless service!

Great ways to use your service!

Make sure you’re using your free monthly Data every month, instead of Wi-Fi, to keep your service active!

Horoscopes anyone?

Check out these free Horoscope apps from the Google Play and Apple store. 

TimePassages                                      Android version           iPhone version
AstroMatrix                                           Android version           iPhone version
Co-star Personalized Astrology     Android version            iPhone version
Daily Horoscope                                 Android version            iPhone version

Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version. Data rates may apply.

Kick back while you sharpen your memory with these Solitaire games.

Best of all, these apps are ad free and don’t cost anything. 

Classic Solitaire Klondike       Android version    iPhone version
Solitaire Free – No Ads           Android version     
Solitaire Classic – Klondike   Android version     
Relaxing Solitaire                    Android version    
iPhone version  

Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version.
 

Find your groove at any of these FREE music sites:


Pandora     
Spotify        
YouTube     
iHeartRadio 

Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version.

 

Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

From green oatmeal to Irish Soda Bread to corned beef and cabbage. Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day treats can be found at these websites. 


25 Great St. Patrick’s Day Recipes                          

Fun Green Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day                     

Recipes to Feel the Luck of the Irish                    

Four-ingredient Irish Soda Bread                          

Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version.

 

Audiobooks for free!

Listen to a book while you walk, drive or hang out -- without using any of your phone’s memory. 

Librivox: Includes books in English and Spanish
Lit2Go: A great resource for classic children’s books
Libby: Borrow audiobooks from the library, without leaving home.

Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version.

 

Listen Up to a Podcast!

No matter what you’re interested in, there’s a podcast for that. Click on the links below to get started.

Spotify

Amazon Music

Google Podcasts

Apple Podcasts (for Apples devices only)

Pandora

Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version.

 

Word play

Find your go-to word game for a daily mental break.

Wordscapes: Combines creating words with a crossword puzzle  Android version     iPhone version

Infinite Word Search: Lets you play timed games or solve at your own pace   Android version      iPhone version

Words Crush: Connect the letters to make words, but don’t let important letters fall!  Android version      iPhone version

Pictoword: Solve the puzzle by seeing how two pictures combine into one word.  Android version     iPhone version

Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version.

 

Resources for food assistance

These websites provide information on how you can may be able to get the food assistance you need. 

FullCart: A virtual food bank that will ship food to you
Hunger Free America: Plug in your address to find a free food resource near you
Range: Find free meals over the summer months for youths who depend on school food programs
SNAP Assistance: is the largest food assistance program for eligible low-income households. 

Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version.
 

 

Don’t forget to include these specialized job sites in your job search.

CareerOneStop: Explore training including financial aid and scholarships, plus job listings.

USAjobs: Lists federal jobs and walks you through the application process. Includes special sections for veterans, people with                      disabilities and students and recent graduates.

Foundation List: Connects job seekers with non-profits. 
 
Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version.

 

Different GPS apps for different kinds of trips

Gaia GPS: A map and navigation tool for outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, hunting, camping and mountaineering.

Android version  iPhone version

Waze: Get routes with real-time alerts for traffic, accidents and more. 
Android version   iPhone version


GoogleMaps: Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit info, and explore local neighborhoods

Android version    iPhone version


Trucker Path: Includes truck maps, truckstops and truck parking spaces plus weather and live road conditions.  

Android version    iPhone version  

Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version.

For our fallen heroes & their families

Honor a fallen hero: Here’s a list of 155 military cemeteries maintained by the VA. It’s traditional to leave flowers, small flags or wreaths: https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/allnational.asp

Find a Veterans Affairs location: Visit https://www.va.gov/find-locations for a VA hospital or in-network community care provider.
Get supportive services: Designed for low-income veterans to aide in preventing the imminent loss of a home or to identify new, more suitable housing: https://www.va.gov/homeless/ssvf/index.html 

Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version.

Weather anything

There’s a weather app no matter what information you need. Try one of these:

NOAA.gov: Get up to date weather forecasts plus information on climate, oceans and coasts and fisheries

National Hurricane Tracker: The name says it all

Surfline: Marine weather forecasting and real-time surf reports

Weather Underground: Hyper local forecasts and current conditions

Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version.

Picnics & Fun this summer

Get outside and enjoy your summer. Here are some budget-friendly ideas

Deviled Eggs: The picnic classic.
Picnic Sandwich: You can change up the recipe to suit your taste.
Watermelon Pizza: A perfect summer dessert.
Attend a free outdoor concert: Do an Internet search for “free concert” and see what comes up on your phone.

Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version.

See the light with these Magnifying apps 

Whether you’re reading small type, working on a model or just want a close-up view, these free magnifier apps will help you see things clearly. 

Magnifier + Flashlight   
Android: Free (with in-app purchases)    iPhone: Free (with in-app purchases)
Magnifier and Microscope [Cozy]   
Android: Free (with in-app purchases)    iPhone: Free (with in-app purchases)​​​​​​​
Magnifying Glass + Flashlight   
Android: Free (with in-app purchases)    iPhone: Free (with in-app purchases)​​​​​​​
Magnifier Glass and Flashlight    
Android: Free (with in-app purchases)    iPhone:  Free (with in-app purchases)​​​​​​​
Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version. Data rates may apply.
 

OMMMM, Let’s Meditate

These free meditation apps are for everyone from beginners to enthusiasts. 

Calm: Sleep and meditation app   
Android: Free (with in-app purchases)    iPhone: Free (with in-app purchases) ​​​​​​​
Ten Percent Happier: Meditations and insights to relax, sleep and find calm. 
Android: Free (with in-app purchases)    iPhone: Free (with in-app purchases)  

Headspace: Relaxation for sleep and stress
Android: Free (with in-app purchases)    iPhone: Free (with in-app purchases)  ​​​​​​​
Insight Timer: Meditation App: Meditation for sleep and anxiety 
Android: Free (with in-app purchases)    iPhone: Free (with in-app purchases)  ​​​​​​​
Note: App suggestions are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult with your healthcare provider. Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version. Data rates may apply.
 

No matter what you’re interested in, there’s a free social media site for you

Do you want to make new connections, be entertained or learn something new? Just sign up for one or all of these social media sites. 

Facebook: Connect with friends, family or work colleagues or , online. Share pictures, music, videos, and articles, as well as your thoughts and opinions. Set up a free profile. ​​​​​​​
Instagram: Share or view photos and videos. You can also comment and like posts shared by others. Sign up for free
Twitter: Use twitter to communicate and stay connected through quick, frequent messages. Open a free account.  ​​​​​​​
TikTok: This app lets users express themselves through singing, dancing, comedy, and lip-syncing. Start watching or posting for free.
YouTube: Watch videos for free on this video sharing website. You can even create and upload your own videos to share with others. Start watching for free. ​​​​​​​
Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version. Data rates may apply.

Free classes for you!

Want to learn about … anything?  You’re bound to find something that interests you on one of these sites.

YouTube: Great for tutorials on everything from art to zebras.

iFixit: The name says it all: Get repair guides for just about anything and ask and answer questions on the Answers Forum.

Coursera: Free lectures taught by world-class professors and reinforced through interactive exercises

Techboomers: Learn about how to use popular websites and apps, or find useful information about how to improve your life with technology.

Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version.

 

Kick back and relax with these apps

Happify: Happify's science-based activities and games are designed to help overcome negative thoughts, stress, and life's challenges.
Android: Free (with in-app purchases)   iPhone: Free (with in-app purchases)

Sleep Melodies: Relax to calm sounds, white noise and music to relax, focus or go to sleep
Android: Free (with in-app purchases)   iPhone: Free (with in-app purchases)

Breath2Relax: Walks you through breathing patterns shown to help you relax.
Android: Free                                                  iPhone: Free

Note: App suggestions are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always consult with your healthcare provider. Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version. Data rates may apply.

Organize your life

Visual Timer: Set the timer and see exactly how much time you have left to complete a task. A helpful aid for time management.  Android: Free (with in-app purchases)    iPhone: Free (with in-app purchases) 
Cozi Family Organizer: A simple way to manage your household. You can create and share shopping lists and chores, create event and appointment reminders, and view the entire household’s plans for the day.
Android: Free (with in-app purchases)     iPhone: Free (with in-app purchases)  
Clean My House: This app helps you create a house cleaning schedule and reminds you of daily tasks and things to do.
Android: Free (with in-app purchases)     iPhone: Free (with in-app purchases)  
Google Photos: Free up space on your phone with 15GB of free photo and/or video storage. Extras such as automatically created movies, animations and collages. 
Android: Free (with in-app purchases)   iPhone: Free (with in-app purchases)​​​​​​​
Note: Some free apps & services may show you ads, offer in-app purchases, or offer paid versions of the same app or service. Make sure you select the free version.