Cintex Wireless is a small, but strong player mainly in the Northeast United States. They are one of over a half dozen companies approved to offer the Lifeline Assistance program to the needy in four states. If you live in Arkansas, Maine, Maryland, Rhode Island or West Virginia, you can choose Cintex Wireless to provide your cell phone and service to you — at no cost.
The company offers a decent plan — at no cost — which gives qualifying residents in the states they cover, a smartphone, 500 minutes of voice and unlimited texting per month. Unfortunately, no data comes with the free plan.
However, you Cintex makes available for purchase additional minutes and the option to add data. And unlike so many providers, the costs are reasonable. For example, you can add 200 MB data for $5 or 500 MB data for $10. These do have to be used within 30 days.
How do you qualify for a Cintex Lifeline plan?
Qualifying for a Cintex Wireless phone is exactly the same as with the other companies. In general, any of the following qualifies you:
- Income at or below 135% of federal poverty level* (proof required)
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Plan (LIHEAP)
- Food Stamps
- Board of Education Free Lunch Program
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Be Sure to Compare Cintex with Other Options in Your State
Cintex Wireless is just one of the many Lifeline companies in your state. There may be a dozen or more providers to choose from in a state. While Cintex provides decent plans, plans and phone choices do vary substantially between providers. To begin your comparison shopping, please see our phone providers by state page and click on your state.
Contact Cintex Wireless
Website: Cintex Wireless
PO Box 10707
Gaithersburg, MD 20898
Contact form on website.
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