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, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
How the StandUp Wireless plans are different
Here’s how StandUp explains the difference between its plans and other Lifeline providers’ plans on its FAQ page:
Yes. StandUp Wireless offers Bring Your Own Device service, which lets you keep your own compatible phone that you already have and love. When you sign up for service, you will receive a free SIM card and instructions on how to install it in your compatible phone.
StandUp Wireless offers a free SIM card that allows you to use our free monthly service with your own compatible phone that you already have and love. Our service works on most GSM handsets.
StandUp Wireless is a Lifeline provider, which is a government benefit program. We offer a Free SIM Card, FREE monthly minutes, unlimited text and 3 GB of data to customers that qualify…”
So PLEASE do not enroll with StandUp unless you are sure that your phone is compatible with the company’s national cell network. Call customer service. Tell them the exact make and model of your phone and make them tell you if it is or is not compatible. If not, go with a different company.
Here are the plan that StandUp offers across the country:
Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) Plan
- 1000 minutes talk, unlimited texts, 3GB data – Free
- 250 minutes talk, 250 texts, 250MB data – $5
Unlimited minutes talk, unlimited texts, 1GB data – $10
Unlimited minutes talk, unlimited texts, 3GB data – $20
Unlimited minutes talk, unlimited texts, 8GB data – $3
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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