NOTE: StandUp Wireless is now servicing previous Blue Jay Wireless customers.
Standup Wireless is one of a number of smaller companies that are certified by the U.S. federal government’s Lifeline phone service program to provide free cell phones and free minutes to residents of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
What are the Plans?
Standup Wireless is very competitive with other modern Lifeline cell phone plans.
Now, its Lifeline plan gives residents of every state they serve 1000 voice minutes, unlimited texting and 500 MB of data every month. And they also offer Top-Up Plans that offer much more.
The usual complement of features are provided on the phone: caller id, voicemail, and call waiting. And they do include free nationwide long distance. International calls are allowed, but chargeable.
Here are StandUp’s plans – beginning with the basic free government cell phone plan and working up through the $40 per month Top-Up plan:
The Free Plan – 1000 minutes, unlimited texts, and 500MB data every month
The $10-a-month Plan – 1000 minutes, unlimited texts, and 500MB data. As an added bonus, the first month is free.
The $20-a-month Plan – Unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, and 1GB data. As an added bonus, the first month is free.
The $30-a-month Plan – Unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, and 3GB data. Plus the first month is free.
The $40-a-month month Plan – Unlimited minutes, unlimited texts, and 8GB data. All with the first month free.
How to Qualify for a Lifeline Phone and Service
Qualifying for a StandUp Wireless phone is easy if you are one of the many financially disadvantaged these days. In general, any of the following qualifies you:
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Plan (LIHEAP)
- Board of Education Free Lunch Program
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Food Stamps
- Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Income at or below 135% of federal poverty level* (proof required)
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