Have you ever thought a cell phone would help you in both your work and personal life, but knew the cost would be prohibitive? Budget Mobile offers free government cell phones through a program called LifeLine. This free government cell phone program, sometimes called an Obama Phone, is setup to help those in need who would otherwise have trouble paying for a cell phone and the monthly service.
Benefits of Free Government Phones
Unlike other cell phone plans, the LifeLine plan that includes a free government phone has no contract and it has no cost to qualified individuals. This means that you can receive a free cell phone with free cell phone service and not have to worry about paying expensive cell phone bills each month.
Free Cell Phone Service Provided
With free cell phone service, qualified individuals can make and receive phone calls, text messages, and depending on the state you live in, you may qualify for free mobile data. Qualified applicants can receive free government cell phones and free cell phone service for up to one year. After the year is over, applicants must reapply to the LifeLine Program.
How to Qualify for a Free Government Cell Phone
To qualify for a free government cell phone, applicants must be of a low income status determined by each state or they must be receiving financial assistance from one of the major government sponsored programs. These programs include, but are not limited to food stamps (SNAP), Medicaid, Free Lunch program for kids, or Federal Housing Assistance – Section 8. Only one free cell phone line per household.
To see if you qualify for a free government phone through the LifeLine Cell Phone program with Budget Mobile, visit the resources page. You can also click on the link that is specific to the state that you currently live in.