Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Future of Mobile Phones Could be Very Interesting

As mobile technology continues to grow, there will undoubtedly be more advancements in the field of cell phones. In fact, as we look towards the future, we not even be calling them “cell phones” at a certain point; some of the technology that is coming out and in the works is going to completely change the way we view connectivity and instantaneous interaction.
Let’s take a look at what we might see going forward in the realm of mobile phone technology:

Transparent/Pliable Phones

Unless you’ve just happened to get your first mobile phone or smart phone, pretty much everyone is well aware of the fragile nature of the modern cell phone. There have likely been more cases of dropped phones than dropped calls! A cell phone is an investment these days, which means we assign a high value to it; after all, we tend to put the contents of our entire life into our phones, and that can include everything from the contact information of your closest friends to your bank account. So we tend to invest in cases or protective coverings that will absorb even the harshest accident with the phone, in addition to protecting the screen cracking.
One such technology that we might see are phones that are made of transparent material, as well as being very pliable and having the ability to not be damaged by an accidental drop. The phone itself would be used as a display because of its transparency: this would mean you would be able to look at its contents from any angle such as the back, front, side and so on. Quite interesting!

Embedded Phones

Despite all of the fears regarding potential cancer issues from talking on our phones too much, there is talk of having the ability to embed communication devices in our heads in the future, as well as possibly in the hand or arm. While there would undoubtedly be plenty of testing done in advance, it would definitely completely change the face of communications throughout the world. Imagine having the ability to just think or speak a thought and have a message sent to someone else’s mind. A bit far-fetched you say? Well that might be the case, but in reality implanted devices would also have plenty of benefits; a communications device might be able to monitor your various health functions such as glucose levels for diabetics, or blood pressure and vital signs. It could sense impulses from your brain when you’re hungry and bring up a list of potential healthy food choices in your nearest location. The possibilities could be endless!

The overall idea seems to be that instant communication is not only a necessity, but also needed in our daily lives. It will be interesting to see how mobile phones and communications devices evolve over the next 20 to 30 years, so sit back and enjoy the ride!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Origin of Mobile Phone Technology

One of the most fascinating figures in history has arguably been the inventor Nikola Tesla. Not only was he instrumental in the development of X-rays, the inventor of radio and the AC motor, Tesla can also in many ways be considered the father of mobile technology. His experimentation's and discoveries regarding wireless communications and free energy were a huge part of his life. In fact, without his contributions in the late 1800’s and early 20th century we might not have any of the technologies that we currently enjoy today: including mobile and smartphones.

Here is an extremely interesting quote that Nikola Tesla spoke in the year 1926: “When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being part of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with each other instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do this will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket.” Tesla had the incredible foresight to predict exactly the technology we use almost 100 years later; his theories and experiments date even further back, so altogether his predictions were incredibly accurate.

Tesla was backed by J.P. Morgan in order to help finance a tower that would use the natural frequencies found on earth and the galaxy in order to transmit all sorts of data, such as images, text, voices and so forth. In essence, this was the first foray into wireless communications and technology; the experiment also had potential to provide the world with limitless, free energy.  So when you make a call on your mobile phone or look up information through Wi-Fi on your smartphone, we truly have Tesla to thank for all of this. Without his visions and studies into the fabric of our universe, we might still be decades behind in terms of communications advancement.

Mobile technology and wireless communications has undoubtedly become an integral part of our society. The Lifeline government phone plan aids those who are unable to afford their own, and for those who might qualify. Sign up today!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Benefits of the Lifeline Phone Program

We have touched on the topic before, that mobile phones are pretty much a necessity for everyday life. Fewer and fewer men and women are relying on landlines, or phones located directly within the home; we need to have the ability to contact and be contacted anywhere or at any time. Owning a cell phone makes our lives easier, but it is also critical for functions such as: receiving phone calls from potential employees, having emergency contacts, dialing 911 during an emergency and much more.
The Lifeline program is essentially an affordable telephone service for men and women who are income-eligible; that is, if their totally income allows for acceptance into this program. Cell phone providers have costs that continue to rise each year, and newer and more expensive models of phones make the majority of them unreachable for those with lower-income.

The exact date for the implementation of the Lifeline government-subsidized phone program is often up for debate, since it has technically existed throughout the terms of the last several presidents. It is more often than not referred to as an “Obama Phone” due to the programs rapid expansion during President Obama’s term of office.  However, the program was initially started just before his term started in November of 2008. Some look back even further and see its initial stages built during President Clinton’s years in office, where the Federal Communications Commission authorized the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which subsidized landline phones for lower income families.
Regardless of its official origins, the Lifeline phone program is run to help low-income individuals have critical access to communications networks across the country, access to health care services, job hunting services, stay in touch with family and much, much more.

The benefits that you can receive from Budget Mobile through the Lifeline program depends on your state of residence, as each state varies in regards to an individual’s mobile phone benefits. To be considered eligible for the Lifeline program, an individual must be at or below the 135% of the federal mandated poverty guidelines, or participate in programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, Section 8, various state assistance programs and much more.

As an example of what benefits you would receive if qualified for the Lifeline program, consider the state of Texas: qualified Texans through the Budget Mobile Lifeline program receive a free cell phone, 500 free minutes for the first 3 months, 500 free texts for the first 3 months, and then after the 3-month period, the individual receives 350 free minutes and texts each month.

This varies state to state, but every single state participates in the federal Lifeline program, which makes it extremely beneficial for men and women who have low-income, are involved in state or federal assistance programs and cannot afford a monthly cell phone bill or mobile phone.

Check out our website at, and apply online to determine if you are eligible for the Lifeline program for your particular state! 

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Top Uses for a Cell Phone

As a society, and even on a global scale, we often take the average cell phone for granted; that is, until we end up accidentally leaving it at home, the battery dies or until we need it in a fairly important situation. Before cell phones were common, the average individual had to rely on maps, written directions, landlines and more distinct interaction between individuals. While there were definitely pros and cons to that time, there can be no doubt that cell phones have opened up an entire new world.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common uses for mobile phones in our society:


Sending SMS text messages and other forms of textual messaging has completely changed the dynamic with the way we interact. Instead of needing to verbalize our communication, we can quickly send messages that can be read in complete silence anywhere one might be.  The precursor to texting could have been considered the pager, which was a device that notified someone when a certain number was trying to get a hold of them. Ultimately texting is a quick, simple and easy way to communicate, and has undeniably made many facets of life easier for most mobile phone users.


Email is still considered a more formal written way of communication, and having email access directly on our phones has allowed us to conduct business, personal or professional, right from our fingertips. It’s helped advance business and communications far more rapidly than thought possible! While there are drawbacks, especially in being able to be reached 24/7 in regards to work, it ultimately has been a game-changer.

Social Networking:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram; the list goes on! Social networking is the center of communication for this generation, and is how we promote our lives, businesses and various networks. Instantaneous communication allows us to be one of the first to know about breaking news, the latest trends or any other piece of information that interests us.

There are many other uses of mobile phones, depending on the model that one might use. Smart phones are the modern variety and offer internet access and a host of other functions. You can download apps to learn a new language, review your favorite restaurant or shop online. The possibilities are endless.

Ultimately, whether you are in need of a smart phone or a standard mobile phone, there is no denying their usefulness in the day to day communication of our lives. If you are interested in a Lifetime mobile phone program in your state, sign up through Budget Mobile today to see if you are qualified!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Top Emergency Phone Hacks

We live life through our cell phones in our modern society. At our fingertips is the ability to communicate with almost any individual throughout any point during the day. Whether it is through a traditional cell phone, or a top of the line smartphone, there is no denying that they hold an important place in our lives. If one happens to accidentally leave their phone at home during the day, most would say that they feel lost without it.
So when it comes to situations where we actually need our phones the most, such as critical emergencies, looking up directions or needing important information instantaneously, what happens when you have no service, or have no battery supply left? All hope is not lost: take a look at some of the excellent phone hacks that could help you out when you might need it the most.

Hidden Battery Reserve
Did you know that your cell phone actually has a hidden battery reserve? If your battery is about to die, try pressing the keys *3370# and you will suddenly have up to a 50% increase in the amount of battery life. This reserve will be recharged the next time you plug in your phone, so it is not just a one-time reserve. Give it a try the next time you are running low!

Overriding for Emergency Hack
If you are ever in a serious situation, and you find that your cell phone has exited the service or coverage area, call “112”, which is the world-wide emergency phone number. It will reach out and find the nearest cell phone coverage service and allow for emergency contact.

Charge Your Phone with a 9 Volt Battery
If you do not happen to have a power source for your phone, have no fear! All you need is your car phone charger, a key and a 9 Volt battery. Plug your phone into the car charger, then place the end of the car charger on the “+” or positive side of the 9 Volt battery. Take your metal key, place it in the “-“ or negative side of the battery, and tilt it to make it touch the metal end on the side of the charger. Your phone will immediately start charging, and very quickly at that!

Are you in need of a phone, or unable to currently afford one of your own? Check out Budget Mobile’s government sponsored Lifeline phone plans. Each state has different requirements, so sign up today to see if you qualify! 

Monday, January 18, 2016

4 Tips for Staying Positive During Tough Times

We all know that we face adversity in life. Whether it is through personal relationships, job issues, financial strain, health reasons or something else, the reality is that there are always negative experiences that we have to weather. Understandably, these types of situations can really take a toll on our emotional well-being, which can potentially lead to a downward spiral of negative emotions, and sometimes even causing physical ailments.

Ultimately, one needs to focus on staying positive, even through the toughest of times. There are multiple ways of accomplishing this, so let’s take a look at four really effective ways for maintaining a positive attitude.

Go Out of Your Way to Encourage Others

You would be surprised about how much a difference one can make in another’s life, AND your own by encouraging other individuals. You want someone to feel positive and energized by being around you - not to mention that focusing on others can help pull yourself out of dwelling on negativity. Give it a try sometime!

Don’t Compare Your Life to Others

Not everyone walks the same path, thinks the same way, or even experiences challenges the same way as you do. It does no good to compare your life to others, especially since everyone has their own challenges in their own way. Focus on just yourself and resist the temptation to compare and contrast other individual’s lives!

Stay Grateful

Practicing an attitude of gratefulness can go a long way towards helping ward off negative feelings. While we may face different challenges along the way in our lives, there are still many blessings in our lives that we can see and focus on.

View it as a Challenge

One of the greatest quotes that one can take from facing hardships is actually from the martial artist Bruce Lee, who said “Do not pray for an easy life - pray for the strength to endure a difficult one”. He understood that by facing challenges and trials, they become opportunities for us to grow. Try to view these experiences and times as an opportunity to grow in a particular area of your life, and you will emerge at the end of the tunnel stronger than ever!

Staying positive can be very hard at times, especially during tough financial situations. Sometimes having access to personal help, such as the Lifeline government phone plans, or even a close friend to talk to can really make all the difference. Whatever the situation: financial, personal or anything in-between, focus on the previous points and you will undoubtedly see a difference in how you can face negative life experiences.