Standup Wireless is another free cell phone program for low income people (including seniors). It's actually one of the smallest companies when you consider Safelink Wireless and Assurance Wireless being the top free wireless phone provider.
This program is similar to Yourtel in that it provides free mobile phones and services for only four states. These states include: Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland and Missouri.
And just like the other free wireless phone programs, this one as well is ran by the Lifeline program, overseen and established by the Federal Government.
You may ask yourself, well generally, what is the catch?
Are these phones really free. And the answer is generally yes.
These programs were established by wireless companies and the government to ensure everyone including low income people and seniors had access to free cell phones if their income could not pay for one.
And let's be real, wireless phones can be very expensive. Most industry analysis have the average cell monthly cell phone bill right around $50 dollars a month and this is pretty bare bones. It doesn't allow for data or text messaging. Just take into consideration the fact that cell phones are essential for everyday life.
Well that's what this program does. It gives everyone who wants one, the opportunity to have a phone, this includes low income seniors who need mobile phone service and low income families who require a free mobile phone as well.
Standup wireless is slightly different from some of the larger national programs in that they are limited to the above states. They also only offer 100 minutes a month for free. When programs like Safelink and Assurance, offer 250 minutes. But the beauty of Standup wireless is that they also give you an additional 100 minutes text messaging. The other programs either don't include them or they eat into your free monthly talk minutes.
So here are your free features included with the Standup wireless program:
Free Wireless Phone
Free 100 talk minutes
Free 100 text minutes
Customer Care Calls
Those are all great features. What's even better you can have the option to add on to your free monthly cell phone minutes You can even have the option to by 500 talk and 500 text messages for $14.95 or $29.95 a month you can receive 1,000 talk minutes and 1,000 text messages.
This is actually one of the better deals when it comes to the Lifeline program. And of course, just like the other programs you must meet income or other state aid requirements highlighted below:
Free Lunch Program
Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Plan (LIHEAP)
You can reach Standup Wireless using the below contact information:
Website: StandUp Wireless
As you can see Standup Wireless is actually one of the better Lifeline programs and might be a real winner if you live in one of the four states, including: Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland and Missouri. Remember that you should always have the option of a free cell phone when you need it.
Give Standup Wireless a call today.