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