New customers of Budget Mobile get FREE Budget Mobile Smartphone, 500 Free monthly minutes, 500 Free monthly texts for the first 3 months, and 350 minutes plus 350 texts at no charge every month thereafter. Some states get unlimited minutes, texts, and hundreds of megabytes of web data.
Budget Mobile Lifeline program is open to low-income families in many states. The wireless carrier gives customers who successfully complete an application process a free government smartphone or cell phone and continues to support them further with providing phone services at no additional charge. It is never too late to fill out a Budget Mobile application and receive a free mobile handset as long as no one in your household has already done it. Sadly, Lifeline assistance is limited to one per family, no matter how poor the family might be. Other types of support programs might not impose this limitation on their customers.
Budget Mobile Lifeline Enrollment Rules
As of 2016, Budget Mobile accepts enrollment applications from Americans living in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The company also is on its way to becoming available in Oregon, Montana, New Mexico, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire.
In short, the eligibility requirements for Budget Mobile Wireless Lifeline are either having a low income or participating in assistance programs for needy individuals or families, i.e. TANF, Medicaid, food stamps, SSI, FPHA, LIHEAP. For a full list of eligibility requirements refer to Budget Mobile website at www.budgetmobile.com. With this intention, you can also contact their customer service.
Budget Mobile Wireless Plans
Budget Mobile free Lifeline plan is standard for Lifeline customers in all states but California and Oklahoma. This plan includes a free phone or a free smartphone, 350 free voice minutes, 350 free text messages. Minutes and messages are provided at no cost on a monthly basis. In case you need more minutes, you can get a Budget Mobile top up. Important to realize, that BM does not allow its applicants to choose a gadget. The company sends a free phone for its subscribers at its own discretion.
California and Oklahoma families are eligible for an upgraded BM Life line plan which, along with a no cost phone, brings them unlimited texts & messages plus 500 MB free data every month.
Budget Mobile Phones & Smartphones
As has been noted, the company decides what phone you get by itself. The subscribers do not have an option for choosing a gadget they prefer. For the most part, Budget Mobile phones are represented by a variety of models. Budget Mobile phones and Budget Mobile smartphones include the following brands: BlackBerry, Motorola, Samsung, LG, HTC, Kyocera, Nokia, Pantech, Palm, and others. Lately, the company started to ship out more and more free government smartphones. The good thing about the service is that if you lose your phone or it gets stolen, the provider will send you another handset.
Budget Mobile contact details are Budget PrePay, Inc., 1325 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, LA 71111. Customer Service (toll-free): 888.777.4007.