Free Cell Phone Coverage Through Safelink Wireless

I am trying to get a free cell phone, and also, free wireless cell phone service right now. I have heard from a couple of my friends that it is possible to find companies that provide free cell phones and service for people who are in low income situations. I am in a terrible economic situation right now, due to the great burden on my finances caused by repaying my student loans from going to college. I was told that safelink wireless was a company that provided free cell phone service, and I am hoping to look into the company more by visiting their website in the near future.

Living without a cell phone is difficult in ways that I had not imagined and I really feel somewhat disconnected from society by not having a working cell phone at this point in time.