How to Add Minutes to Your Free Cell Phone
A government-assisted cell phone provides you with up to 250 monthly minutes to go with your free cell phone. While that’s a generous contribution from the government, it’s really barely enough airtime to get by on for a month. But good news! You can easily buy more minutes for your phone from each of the major Lifeline cell phone companies. And if you use a promotion code, you can get some very good deals.
After you use up your monthly 250 minutes (or equivalent text messages), you wonâ€™t be able to make any outgoing calls except for 911, and you won’t be able to receive any incoming calls whatsoever. So you’ll want to be be prepared and know how to add minutes for a low cost.
We’ve listed below how-to articles for the three major Lifeline companies. They all have different procedures, so be sure to read the one that pertains to you. And if your phone is from Safelink Wireless, make sure you go to the article about the promo codes.