I was driving to the General Assistance building in San Jose and someone pointed out to me a group of tables on the sidewalk. There were three separate representatives from several companies (like Assurance Wireless) that can immediately provide you with a Lifeline Smartphone.
They are using wireless tablets to enter your information, get you approved for an Android smartphone and you walk away with a working phone for free.
Anthony and Russ at the Budget Mobile table were king enough to take time and tell me about their company and even pose for a picture for me along with Tuyen and Jeanette. Budget Mobile uses Verizon as their carrier.
Here is Adriana from SafeLink that uses AT&T as their carrier.
This Assurance Wireless table uses Sprint as their carrier. This table does not require a picture ID.
Driving home, I spotted a few more. This one is at Senter and Wool Creek Road.