Thursday, January 30, 2014

Free Cell Phone Service that is Easy to Understand

If you're a low income or fixed income consumer you may qualify for a Lifeline cell phone plan and free cell phone service. There are lots of companies that offer Lifeline services, but it may be harder to decide which one to choose. It may be most important to you to sign-up from your computer and not have to go to a store. You may be concerned about adding minutes or texts to your plan, but you don't want to spend a lot. Or you may be most interested in how simple a plan is to understand. Not every Lifeline phone provider offers all of those conveniences or value.

If you're looking for simplicity and value, Budget Mobile may be just what you're looking for.

Easy to Understand Plans
Some Lifeline carriers seem to offer more than others, but when you go to look at their plan offerings it might not be quite what they said. If a company offers an amazing amount texts for free every month, they may also be subtracting minutes from your phone plan to provide those extra texts. Budget Mobile Lifeline plans are straightforward offering a free phone, 250* free minutes and 250 free texts. We don't subtract minutes from your phone to provide more texts, but you can add more texts for as little as $5.

Easy to Sign Up
On the Budget Mobile website you can sign-up for free cell phone service through the Lifeline program from your computer. The on-line forms are simple to fill out and take you through each step of enrollment. We give you a list of government benefits that qualify you for Lifeline, and you tell us which one you receive. You can provide the verifying documents right from your computer. If you prefer to go to a Budget Mobile store, just click on your state and we show you a list of locations in your state.

Easy to Buy Extra Minutes or Texts
If you need more than the free minutes you receive every month, you can buy more at our Add Minutes page. You can add minutes or texts for as little as $5. You can even add Data starting at $5. Make your free phone fit your needs. As always, you can do it all from your computer.

*varies by state

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Fixed Income or Low Income, You Can Still Access Low Cost Data Plans

If you're on a fixed income or have a low income you may qualify for Lifeline phone service. Low income consumers can qualify for the Lifeline phone program if they participate in government programs like food stamps or Medicaid. All Lifeline cell phone providers offer free minutes every month, but if you use texting there are some carriers that also offer texts for free.

Budget Mobile offers a free phone, 250* free minutes and 250 free texts. You can also add Data services to your free Lifeline plan starting at just $5.
*varies by state

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Free Phone, Free Minutes, Free Texting for Budget Mobile Lifeline Phone Customers

Lifeline phone customers can now receive a free phone,  250* free minutes, and 250 free texts every month from Budget Mobile.

Low income consumers can qualify for Lifeline phone service when they participate in government assistance programs. Eligible government programs vary by state, but typically you qualify if you receive benefits from one or more of the following:
  1. Temporary Assistance to needy Families (TANF)
  2. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  3. Food Stamps
  4. Medicaid
  5. Senior Citizen Low-Income Discount Plan (offered by the local gas or power company)
  6. Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  7. Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Visit the Budget Mobile website to find out more.

You can get started enrolling for Lifeline phone services right from our website. Just enter your zip code and click 'Go'.

*varies by state

Friday, January 10, 2014

Free Cell Phone and Minutes for Low Income Consumers

Lifeline phone service is available for low income consumers who qualify. You can receive a free cell phone and free minutes if you meet income guidelines or receive government benefits from a qualifying program. There are no credit checks, no contracts and no activation fees. Each state has its own guidelines, but you are typically eligible if you participate in the one of following programs.
  • Temporary Assistance to needy Families (TANF)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Senior Citizen Low-Income Discount Plan (offered by the local gas or power company)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Visit our website to get started or find out more about the eligible government programs in your state.