- In California: Get a smartphone, unlimited talk, unlimited texts, and up to 3GB data.
- In other states: Get 1000 minutes of talk, unlimited text, and up to 1GB LTE data.
Tag Mobile is a provider of Lifeline cell phones for those with low income or on government assistance programs. They offer Lifeline mobile phone service in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
What plans are available in which states? Let’s get specific.
California residents have their choice of two excellent plans, but residents of other states don’t get the luxury of making a choice.
California – 1GB Standard Smartphone plan
Unlimited Talk & Text every month
Get 500MB LTE Data for first 3 Months & from 4th Month 1GB Data (500MB LTE + 500MB 2G/3G)
California – 3GB SIM Only Data Plan
3GB LTE data
Unlimited “global” Texting
Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin and West Virginia get:
1000 free monthly minutes of talk, unlimited free “global” texting, plus 1GB of LTE data.
(NOTE: If you delve deeply into Tag’s Terms & Conditions, you’ll find out that “Global Texting” is defined as texts originating AND terminating in the United States. In other words, it’s exactly the opposite of what you probably assume “global” texting might be.)
Data Top-Up Plans
Lite: $4.95 buys you 100MB of 4G LTE data
Plus: $7.50 buys you 500MB of 4G LTE data
Premium: $10 buys you 1GB of 4G LTE data
Talk & Text Top-Up Plans
Premium: $5 per month gets you 250 minutes of talk and unlimited texts
Platinum: $10 per month gets you unlimited talk AND unlimited texts
How to Qualify?
The qualifications to get a phone from Tag Mobile are the same as for the other companies in the same states. Any of the following qualifies you:
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Food Stamps
- National School Lunch’s Free Lunch Program (NSL)
- Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Plan (LIHEAP)
- Income at or below 135% of federal poverty level* (proof required)
1330 Capital Parkway,
Carrollton, Texas 75006
Automated 7/24 line: 1-866-469-8736
Customer Care: 1-866-959-4918
Recertification Hotline: 1-866-302-5348
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