Budget Mobile offers government-subsidized cell phones through the FCC’s Lifeline phone service program. They serve needy people in six states. The Budget Mobile phone program is available now in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia , Idaho, Iowa, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, South Dakota, Washington, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. They are working on certification for other states.
You will be able to get a free cell phone and up to 250 free minutes of airtime (varys by state) each month If you qualify under the Lifeline Assistance program guidelines. Unlike other major Lifeline phone suppliers you do not get text messaging unless you pay to get a better plan. You can re-certify after a year if you are still eligible for the phone.
Here are the various plans:
Free: 250 minutes and no texts
$5/month: 350 minutes and 1,000 texts
$10/month: 500 minutes and 5,000 texts
$20/month: 1,000 minutes and 4,000 texts
$30/month: 2,000 minutes and 6,000 texts
Do you qualify?
Are you eligible for a new Budget Mobile phone? Guidelines vary by state but these are the general guidelines:
- Low income Home Energy Assistance Program
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Housing Assistance Section 8
- Food Stamps
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
- National School Lunch
- You may also qualify if your total household income meets government guidelines in your state.
There’s no contract to sign. Just submit your application online or by traditional methods.
Here’s a look at all the features you can get with a free Budget Mobile cell phone:
- Free popular features such as Caller Id, Call Waiting and Voicemail.
- National long distance.
- Caller ID
- Call Waiting
Contact Budget Mobile:
1325 Barksdale Blvd.
Bossier City, LA 71111
Toll Free: (888) 777-4007
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