Free government phones don’t sound confusing, but we still get questions about what exactly weneed 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.