Budget Mobile offers government-subsidized cell phones through the FCC’s Lifeline phone service program. They serve needy people in many states. The Budget Mobile phone program is available now in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Washington, Utah, Texas, West Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. They are working on certification for other states.
Budget Mobile is offering free phones and up to 250 free minutes of airtime each month (varies by state) to qualifying US residents. 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:
All states but California:
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
Free: 1,000 minutes and unlimited texts.
$17.60/month: Unlimited minutes and unlimited texts.
If you’re not in California, you’re probably not to happy about your usage limits. But California gets more because both the Federal government and the state of California kick in with the subsidies.
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
Be sure to compare budget mobile with other options in your state
Budget Mobile is just one of the many Lifeline Cell Phone providers in your state. Some states have over a dozen cell phone providers to choose from. Plans and phone choices often vary substantially between providers and you owe it to yourself to look at them all. To begin your comparison shopping, please go to our States page and click on your state.
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Bossier City, LA 71111
Toll Free: (888) 777-4007
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