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!