Business is booming at Tag Mobile. The company just announced that it’s now offering free government cell phones to needy residents in six more states (Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin). This brings the company’s total to 14 states and makes them one of the largest competitors in the Lifeline Assistance business.
The typical free government cell phone customer gets a free government cell phone, plus 250 free minutes of voice service per month. TAG Mobile customers also get text-messaging, caller ID and voicemail. In an effort to provide the full range of services requested by its customers, TAG also gives them the opportunity to buy additional minutes and prepaid plans if necessary.
“With the economy being the way it is, and unemployment at an all-time high, many families are forced to go without some basic necessities,” TAG CEO Frank Del Col told Yahoo Finance. “A cell phone stocked with minutes allows them to get in touch with bosses or potential employers, stay in touch with family and access important services like 911 emergency services and 211 community resources.”
It’s not difficult to qualify for a free government cell phone from TAG, but there are some definite rules that must be followed. To qualify, your income must not exceed 135% of the federal poverty guidelines. You may also qualify if you already participate in another assistance programs (such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Section 8 Federal Public Housing, the National School Free Lunch Program, Supplemental Security Income and others).
Congratulations on your growth, TAG. We love to see good companies succeed. And we look forward to seeing you expand into additional states in the near future.