Monday, November 10, 2014

Understanding Free Government Phones

Free government phones don’t sound confusing, but we still get questions about what exactly we
need to sign someone up for a Lifeline cell phone. Lifeline is a government assistance program to help those in need keep in touch with current or potential employers, family, and friends.

If you qualify for programs like food stamps, Medicaid, or WIC you likely qualify for a free government phone from Budget Mobile. The type of proof we need varies by which program you intend to sign up under. For example, if you choose to sign up with food stamps, we simply require an image of your EBT card. Other programs, like WIC or LIHEAP, require us to have your annual award letter with its statement of benefits. You can check with our customer service folks first if you need to double check.


Free cell phone service goes a long way to help make ends meet every month. We understand that and are ready to answer any questions you might have about your free government phone service. Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.