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800-378-1684
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Current Wait: 21 mins (20m avg)
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How to call SafeLink

Our Editor's Notes on SafeLink's Phone-Based Customer Care

SafeLink, also known as SafeLink Wireless, is a mobile phone service and a subsidiary of TracFone. Unlike some of TracFone's other companies, Safelink Wireless is a provider of Lifeline Support Services, a government program that provides free and low-cost telecommunications and Internet service to low-income households.

Why do People Call SafeLink Customer Service?

People call SafeLink customer support for a range of reasons, including:

  • Checking eligibility for service
  • Enrolling in the program
  • Technical support
  • Changing service plans
  • Ending service

When Can I Call SafeLink Customer Support?

If you want to enroll in SafeLink or have questions about your plan, including the need to make plan changes, call SafeLink Monday through Saturday, 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Eastern time. Sunday hours are 8:00 am through 7 pm Eastern time.

SafeLink offers technical support seven days a week from 8:00 am to 12:00 am Eastern standard time.

Tips for Calling SafeLink Customer Support

There are several things you can do to make your call to SafeLink more successful:

  • Be sure to call the correct department. SafeLink technical support has a dedicated number, as does the enrollment and plan change department.
  • If you are already a SafeLink customer, the company asks that you have your serial number or Safelink Wireless phone number handy so that the customer service representative who takes your call can look up your account.
  • Have a pen and paper handy so that you can take notes during your call. You may need this information if you have to get back in touch with SafeLink regarding your concern.

How do Customers Feel About Their Calls to SafeLink Customer Support?

As is true with many companies, there seems to be a range of customer opinions regarding the quality of phone-based customer service provided by SafeLink. Some customers appear to be satisfied by the solutions and technical support offered by SafeLink while others have complaints.

The most common complaint is that representatives are often poorly trained and unable to respond to unique issues. Some claim that the agents are speaking from a script and seem unable or unwilling to address customer concerns.

Another concern is the transferability of SafeLink service to unlocked phones. Some customers experience frustration with technical support's inability to assist when the customer has difficulty getting their service to work with a device that they already own or have recently purchased.

One issue that is unique to SafeLink and other providers of LifeLine phone service is that people must qualify for the program. This means that an applicant must provide SafeLink with proof of eligibility, such as a copy of a benefits card, to SafeLink before receiving a phone or switching on service. In addition, SafeLink customers must recertify periodically to retain their LifeLine benefits.

Unfortunately, some customers complain that SafeLink doesn't process their documentation for enrollment in a careful or timely manner. This can cause delays in qualifying for service or getting one's enrollment recertified.

What Kind of Issues Can SafeLink Customer Service Resolve?

SafeLink technical support and customer service can resolve many issues that mobile phone customers encounter. Representatives can qualify and enroll you for the service, help you understand the plans available to you, and assist with any questions that you may have.

If you are having problems with your phone, SafeLink technical support can assist with diagnostics and direct you on getting your phone repaired or replaced. Should your phone repair or replacement, you will need to send or take your phone to a SafeLink center.

What Can I do If I am Unhappy With my Call to SafeLink?

If you call SafeLink technical support or customer service and you can't get your issue resolved, don't give up. There are several things that you can do to resolve your situation.

First, though, it is a good idea to write down what happened during your original call. Next, describe what you are calling SafeLink about and how you would like your case to be resolved. Having this information in front of you when you call back can be helpful in keeping your conversation on point.

Next, call back: Explain to the representative that you've called before and what happened on that call. Refer to your notes and describe your situation and what you'd like to happen. Keep in mind that representatives have different levels of experience and training. The next representative you speak to may be able to provide a resolution simply because he or she has a better understanding of how SmartLink and its phones operate.

Another option is to engage in live chat over the SmartLink website. Initially, your request will be responded to by a bot. The bot can provide simple answers to your questions, but can also direct you to a live agent. One advantage to live chat is that

Finally, if you find that neither live chat nor phone support has resolved your problem, you can send a letter via postal mail to the company's Oregon office.

Customer Number 800-378-1684 - by the Numbers

Phone number to dial800-378-1684
Call-back availableYES
Call picked up by a real personYES
Department you're callingCustomer Service
Call center hoursMon-Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-7pm EST
Best time to dial8:05am
Navigate phone maze to a humanPress 1, then keep pressing 0 until you are transferred
Average wait
Current wait21
Rank (among phone numbers)1
Rank (overall)1
Alternate methodsphone, chat, web, email
Quality of communication72%
Quality of help41%
Customer votes64,737
Information last updatedTue Aug 04 2020 08:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

SafeLink's Best Toll-Free/800 Customer Phone Number

This is SafeLink's best phone number, the real-time current wait on hold and tools for skipping right through those phone lines to get right to a SafeLink agent. This phone number is SafeLink's Best Phone Number because 338,994 customers like you used this contact information over the last 18 months and gave us feedback. Common problems addressed by the customer care unit that answers calls to 800-378-1684 include Lost or Broken Phone, Check Application Status, Device Support, Activate Account, Technical Support and other customer service issues. The SafeLink call center that you call into has employees from California, Georgia, India and is open Mon-Sat 8am-10pm, Sun 8am-7pm EST according to customers. In total, SafeLink has 4 phone numbers. It's not always clear what is the best way to talk to SafeLink representatives, so we started compiling this information built from suggestions from the customer community. Please keep sharing your experiences so we can continue to improve this free resource.

Contacting SafeLink - by phone or otherwise

While 800-378-1684 is SafeLink's best toll-free number, there are 7 total ways to get in touch with them. The next best way to talk to their customer support team, according to other SafeLink customers, is by calling their 800-867-7183 phone number for their Troubleshooting department. Besides calling, the next favorite option for customers looking for help is via 800-867-7183 for Troubleshooting. If you think this information is inaccurate or know of other ways to contact SafeLink please let us know so we can share with other customers. And you can click here if you want to compare all the contact information we've gathered for SafeLink.

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