How to Add Minutes to your ReachOut Wireless phone

Some people say 250 free minutes each month seems very generous. But in the real world, when you consider how dependent on our phones we’ve all become, 250 minutes isn’t really a lot of time.

The good people at ReachOut Wireless offer their customers 250 minutes each month, but they are the first to realize that that may not be sufficient to get a lot of people through the month. So they offer their Lifeline customers an assortment of ways to add extra minutes.

But before we get into the specifics, we want to point out one huge difference between ReachOut minutes and minutes from some of their competitors: Additional ReachOut Wireless cell phone minutes never expire. Never! These Refill Minutes, as ReachOut calls them, simply roll over to the next month. So you can rest assured that every minute you buy for your phone will be valid until you use it. No matter how long it takes.

ReachOut makes it simple to add extra minutes by offering several ways to do it:

The Easiest Way: Contact ReachOut directly

The simplest way to get more minutes is to call ReachOut Wireless or go to their website at ReachOutMobile.com and buy an airtime “card”. It’s not really a physical card, but that’s the common wording these companies use. You can buy Airtime Cards in increments from 20 minutes to 1,000 minutes. Once you purchase the card, you will add the airtime by entering the PIN you receive into the phone. Keep one thing in mind, though: You must enter the card’s PIN within one year of buying the phone.

Buying ReachOut Minutes at MoneyGram

You may purchase ReachOut Wireless minutes with cash at any MoneyGram agent location. There are over 40,000 agents nationwide including Walmart and CVS. With that many agents, you can rest assured that it will be easy to find one in your neighborhood. And to make this option even more attractive, minutes purchased through MoneyGram will be automatically loaded onto your account. What could be simpler?

Buying ReachOut Minutes at Western Union

You can also buy ReachOut Wireless minutes in cash at any Western Union Agent location worldwide. You can find Western Union locations just about everywhere – such as supermarkets, convenience stores and check cashing stores. Just click the “Buy Now With Western Union” on ReachOut’s site to learn more. This option is made even more attractive by the fact that the minutes you purchase at Western Union will be loaded on to your account automatically.

Get More with ReachOut Wireless Promo Codes

Unfortunately, unlike Assurance Wireless and Safelink, we haven’t found any promotion codes or coupons that you can use to get special discounts from ReachOut Wireless. That doesn’t mean they don’t or won’t offer promotional discounts from time to time, but we have not seen them. Check back here often because we’ll post them as soon as they’re available.

In conclusion

ReachOut knows that 250 minutes isn’t a lot, so they’ve worked hard to find easy, convenient, inexpensive ways to let you add more minutes to your free cell phone.

Thanks, ReachOut!

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  1. Robert C Manthey says

    Sorry, I think most of the comments are stupid. “How do I get more minutes?” Um, did you ever go their website? The home page also tells you that you can add $5 for 50 minutes but if you don’t know where to look, I’m not telling you. You should have known all this when you received your first phone. ROW is VERY clear about not giving a free phone after the first one, no matter what the cause is. If that were the case, we’d all be losing our phones on a weekly basis.

  2. peter says

    If you live in california forget reach out they suck i didn’t know i was getting ripped off, In ca you can get 1000 mins and unlimited text for free from budget mobile is what i have now for free, And now you can get unlimited text and text from assurance wireless

    • Leota says

      thanks for the tip on budget! Reachout does suck. I just tried to add minutes using their website but it would not go through. I had to do it in a chat with a service rep (which may be dangerous giving out all of my credit card and contact info to a stranger.)

  3. swoodson says

    I give out ROW phones to the pubkic.
    thanks for all the comments it really helped me.
    especially how to find out how many minutes are on the phone.

  4. kathy says

    Reach Out Wireless is dishonest! Do NOT choose them. you will spend hours of headaches trying to iron out their crooked mistakes. they pressure you to spend more money on minutes and perks. Do not choose them.

    • Robert C Manthey says

      In 6 years, I’ve never had a problem, the extra minutes are cheaper, and to upgrade your phone varies from about $20 to over $100. The now offer plans that offer various amounts of data. I honestly don’t get why I read so much trash talk about ROW, but if you don’t like it, switch, don’t bitch.

  5. TONYA says

    I’VE PURCHASED $15 WORTH OF MINS FROM MY DEBIT CARD ON AUGUST 30TH @8:48 PM TO BE EXACT AND I NEVER RECEIVED THEM. I CALLED THEM MULTIPLE TIMES FROM DIFFERENT NUMBERS & LEFT PLENTY OF MESSAGES. NO ONE RETURNED MY CALLS && I STILL DIDN’T GET MY MINS & NOT ONLY THAT I DIDN’T RECEIVE MY MONTHLY MINS EITHER. I HAVE NO HOME PHONE,I HAVE 2CHILDREN THAT ARE IN SCHOOL & HAVE MEDICAL PROBLEMS. THE SCHOOL HAVE TO CONTACT ME IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. I HAD 600 MINS A
    & UNLIMITED TEXT FOR $15 IN JULY BUT WHEN MY MINS RAN OUT THEY TOOK MY UNLIMITED TEXT & I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY AUGUST MINS EITHER. PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT CAN I DO TO FIX THIS SITUATION. I’M IN DESPERATE NEED OF HELP

  6. Lonnie Boling says

    There is nothing honest or fair about Reachout Wireless! This company is one of the biggest frauds the Federal Goverment supports. Low income and disabiled are suppost to be getting help from projects like this, but in reailty, tax dollars are being misappropperated and it seems to me that no Goverment agency is chedking to see where tax payers money is going, OR… somebody is getting a hell of a kick- back yo keep quiet. I have tried to inform my congressman, and my state senator of this fraud, but all I get is answering machines and NEVER any responce. I hope somebody really cares enough to call me. Tens of Thousands of people are being swendled along with Millions of tax dollars.

      • Leota says

        Now I can, Shawn. Before there weren’t other options! ROW ripped me off 2 times with their upgrade phones. Had to buy once a year because they sent such broken down equipment. Today, their website is not accepting payment for minutes – and it is dangerous to give out credit card info in a typed chat to a complete stranger. DO YOU WORK FOR THEM?!

  7. Leah says

    I have been with ROW for over 2 years now. The phone they sent me is wore out and barely works properly. I’ve contacted ROW multiple times about a replacement, they told me to go to their website to see what phones they have available. I have checked that site over and over, and it always says “under maintenance.” I’ve told them this many times, so they sent me looking for a phone that’s compatible with their service. I’ve bought 3 phones now using their guidelines and each time they tell me these phones won’t work with their plan. Phone won’t last much longer, Help please?

    • mohammed hussain says

      Yes the reachout send me a cheap phone which it didn’t even work , so i looked up the phone that reachout sells, i went into e-bay and order the same type of phone the reachout offered the reachout phone was $79.00 and the same phone i bought from e-bay for $46.00 and it works just fine

    • Leota says

      I’ve had the same problem. Bought 2 replacement phones which were so old they were actually broken down, just partially working. The first replacement, the battery would not stay in the cover, so I had to buy a second. Terrible service. And it is much more expensive now.

    • Free Government Cell Phones says

      Yes, they do. Each company’s plan is different. Some count them against a 250 – 500 minute usage, and some companies are moving towards unlimited.

  8. Priscilla Chamblis says

    Hi I am a new client and my phone was out of minutes, but I didn’t know it. I did dial #022 but the message I heard did not relate any information about finding out how to know how many minutes are on the phone, or how to obtain my minute balances so I would have an idea. If anyone can assist me I would greatly appreciate , thank you

  9. Peter Proff says

    I have a reachout phone and am on lifeline. My minutes are used upand am now trying vehemently to add them, I have a dollar amount in mind but am reaching and hitting dead-ends! How do I/Can I achieve this as I’ve now been on this endless charade for over an hour and a half and my patience is wearing very thin. I was on your $26.50 endless program when they canceled it and paid my $26.50 getting minutes and ran out turning my phone into a piece of junk! Is there or will there, ever be as program like that ever again? That was the only reason I purchased and stayed. I don’t want to seek another phone company as my needs were met, not quite successfully but satisfactorily, but now I’m getting kind of pissed/nervous as you do not offer even a successful way to renew and I need my phone now!!!!! What can I do, and maybe I’ll get shocked and you’ll actually respond to this email!!! Please respond as I need to add minutes so I can use my phone

    • DOTTIE says

      they just added unlimited talk & text back for 27.50 log on to your account only way u can get that price.

      • QueenKunt says

        They are a unprofessional company. The link they send you for that rate NEVER works or brings you to ANY rate like that. Furthermore… the idiots on chat don’t even know it exists and just enjoy arguing with you and wasting your time while they are on the pay clock.

    • Dennis Boyle says

      Reachout Wireless told me when I called them telling them that my phone was stolen said I would have to buy my own phone with the Verizon emblem and that then they would be able to set up the new phone for the Government Free minutes and etc, etc… I found one on Craigslist for $20.00 bucks then went to the place where I got my free phone the one that got stolen and they set the new phone up with the Government Program had to pay a small fee to do so. It didn’t cost much to do so. I think around $5.00 or $10.00 dollars. So, this is what you have to do Rosemary. Only explanation I can give you. Bye for now…Dennis Boyle

  10. Tameka Bateman says

    i recieved this phone and they say i dont have an account and now im trying to put mins on it what should i do and where can i buy mins for this phone i live in east orange nj 07017

    • jarrod says

      if you have reachout life line dial #022, send. there it will give you them mons on the phone and it lets you add money by way of creditcard but if you want to talk to some sorry don’t know that one yet good luck

  11. faith says

    I like the phones n yes the minutes don’t last very long but this phone is s big help n I’m grateful.
    However the only problem I have with this service is u can’t see how much talk or text time you have left.and I cannot know how or where to go to find out when my monthly minutes are available each month

    • Peter Proff says

      don’t let the minutes run out like I did as there is a nasty price to pay in your phone gets shut off and there seems no way to turn it back on as all you’ll get is a reachout recorded message

  12. Rosemary Barron says

    I’ve been with Reachout Wireless for almost 3 years. My phone was stolen or lost and I need to know how can I apply for a new one? Can someone reach out to me by email or can call me on my grand daughter’s phone. (***) ***-2371. I really need to replace my phone because I do not have a house phone line. You can leave a message if you call that number. Thank you. regards, Rosemary Barron

    • Woodrow Williams says

      will not let me buy minutes. Tell me my zip code is wrong. I live in Pratt Ks. , and zip is 67104….. now what ?

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