Most people don’t know this, but T-Mobile is a subsidiary of Deutsch Telecom, a huge telecommunications conglomerate based in Germany. It does business in 11 European countries, the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Here in the United States, they offer Lifeline Discounts in 26 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. Specific Lifeline Discounts offered in each state can be found in the list shown below.
T-Mobile’s Lifeline Discount can save cash-strapped Americans as much as $13.50 per month. Even better, residents of Native American Tribal Lands may receive service for as little as $1 per month. They have branded their Lifeline program InReach.
T-Mobile says, “Qualified consumers can receive at least $10 off their monthly rate plan.” Since the standard Lifeline Discount is just $9.25 across the country, many readers may wonder where the extra 75¢ discount comes from. Well, say thank you to T-Mobile, because it has decided to take an extra 75¢ off the bills of its Lifeline customers. They money comes straight out of its own corporate pocket.
The T-Mobile Lifeline plan
T-Mobile offers a traditional postpaid Lifeline rate plan that costs $19.99 per month minus the applicable Lifeline discount. Since the Lifeline discounts are generally $10 per month (more in Puerto Rico and Oregon), you’ll end up paying $9.99 per month or less.
The plan includes 145 Whenever Minutes per month plus 500 night minutes and 500 weekend minutes. You’ll pay 5¢ per minute for any extra minutes you use. Of course, T-Mobile may make special offers available in select states and FreeGovernmentCellPhones.net will let you know about them as they are offered. Here are the specific discounts offered in each state served by T-Mobile:
Alabama – Save $10 per month
Connecticut – Save $10 per month
Delaware – Save $10 per month
District of Columbia – Save $10 per month
Florida – Save $10 per month
Georgia – Save $10 per month
Hawaii – Save $10 per month
Idaho – Save $10 per month
Indiana – Save $10 per month
Kentucky – Save $10 per month
Louisiana – Save $10 per month
Maryland – Save $10 per month
Massachusetts – Save $10 per month
Michigan – Save $10 per month
Minnesota – Save $10 per month
Mississippi – Save $10 per month
Missouri – Save $10 per month
New Hampshire – Save $10 per month
New Jersey – Save $10 per month
New York – Save $10 per month
North Carolina – Save $10 per month
Ohio – Save $10 per month
Oregon – Save $13.50 per month
Pennsylvania – Save $10 per month
Puerto Rico – Save $12.75 per month
Tennessee – Save $10 per month
Virginia – Save $10 per month
Washington – Save $10 per month
One more note: T-Mobile also works with WalMart in what’s called the WalMart Family Mobile plan. This is the same Lifeline Discount plan offered by T-Mobile, but re-marketed by WalMart under its own brand name in the states in which T-Mobile operates.
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