Free Cell Phones From Tag Mobile
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For residents of Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin Tag Mobile participates in the Lifeline Assistance Program to offer free cell phones and monthly (as well as discounted) service every month. You can get so many free minutes per month then add more at a discounted rate if you need them.
Tag mobile will determine its potential customers eligibility by their enrollment in these government assistance programs: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps), Section 8 Federal Public Housing, National School Free Lunch Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Plan, Medicaid or Supplemental Social Security Income.
If you already receive assistance from one or more of these government assistance programs you may already be eligible for a free cell phone and cell phone service or discounted cell phone and cell phone service through Lifeline.
Lifeline is another government assistance program that strives to provide free or discounted cell phones to lower income families. This plan was put in place during the Reagan Administration in 1984 so everyone could have access to a landline phone.
In 2005, Lifeline updated its program to include cell phones. Now, potential Lifeline customers can receive free or discounted cell phones and cell phone service plans by already receiving assistance from another government assistance program or by having a gross income at or below 135% or 150% of the US poverty line depending on which state the individual lives in.
Eligibility criteria can vary from state to state. So it is important that you check requirements for your state. You can find out if you qualify for Tag Mobile service by clicking on your state of residence: Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Lifeline is made possible through the Universal Service Fund. This fund enables service providers, like Tag Mobile, to supply its customers with free or discounted cell phones and cell phone service plans.
A Tag Mobile phone comes with such features as, free voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, local/long distance calls and to send and receive text messages. If more minutes are needed after using all of your free monthly minutes, more can be purchased for a discounted fee.
$7.00 per month for 100 additional minutes, $20.00 for 500 additional minutes and $30.00 for 1000 additional minutes. These minutes do not roll over to next month, so be sure to use them all before they expire after 30 days.
In order to continually receive service from Tag Mobile, and most other Lifeline providers, customers need to re-apply annually to ensure they still meet their state’s specific eligibility requirements. These requirements differ from state to state as well as what kind income proof documents may be submitted to verify income, so be sure to check your state’s specific qualifications before applying or reapplying for Lifeline service.
Tag Mobile phones do not allow any data plan coverage. If you need a data plan on your free cell phone from Lifeline, you may need to seek out a better suited Lifeline provider.