T-Mobile Lifeline Program - Get a Government Discount

Admin 10/10/2016
Are you looking for a discounted cell phone service from one of the major carriers in the United States, T-Mobile Lifeline may be your way to get government discount on your T-Mobile monthly wireless service. The Government has authorized T-Mobile to offers discounted wireless plans through the Lifeline program for the low-income customers, but unfortunately, the discount is available exclusively for some states. Here we are going to show you the available states, how to check if you’re qualified, and how to sign up if you’re eligible.

T-Mobile Lifeline government discount

Lifeline - Government Discount

The government Lifeline program offers a discounted cell phone plans like the T-Mobile Lifeline program do, and also offers completely free cell phone plans with other service providers “check them in the link below” for qualified low-income consumers
Lifeline Program Restrictions
  • To be eligible, you have to prove your income is below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or if you have participated in one or more of the government assistance programs.
  • The Lifeline discounted wireless service is not transferable.
  • Only one line per household can get the Lifeline discount.
The household means; any individual or a group of individuals such as families living at the same particular address and sharing income

T-Mobile Lifeline Program

T-Mobile offers one prepaid Lifeline monthly plan for $19.99 per month for unlimited voice calls and pay-per-use text messaging. The T-Mobile Lifeline program can save you up to $13.50 per month from the plan price, which is “$19.99 per month” depending on your state. And eligible citizens of Federally Recognized Tribal Lands can save up to $18.99 per month and get the service for as little as $1 a month. Below is the list of the eligible states
  • Florida
  • Washington
  • Mississippi
  • Minnesota
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • Kentucky
  • New Mexico
  • Puerto Rico

Are you qualified for the T-Mobile Lifeline?
You’re eligible to receive the T-Mobile Lifeline discount if you've participated in one or more of the following government assistance programs
  • Supplemental Security Income “SSI”.
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program “LIHEAP”.
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program “SNAP”.
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance “FPHA”.
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families “TANF”.
  • National School Lunch Program’s.
  • Medicaid. 
  • Food Stamps.
  • If your income is below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Citizens of federally recognized Tribal Lands are eligible to receive the T-Mobile discount if they receiving assistance from any of the previous programs or any of the following assistance programs
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations “FDPIR”.
  • Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy families “TTANF”.
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance.
  • Head Start.

How to Sign Up
To enroll you have fill in the specific application for your state, you can get it from this link T-Mobile, or you can request a copy of the application for your state by calling 1-800-937-8997.

Conclusion - Discounted Plan and No T-Mobile Free Cell Phone

T-Mobile Lifeline offers discounted monthly plan includes unlimited voice calls and pay-per-use text messaging for about $6.49 per month “that may differ depending on your state”. But on the other hand with the government sponsored Lifeline assistant program and other service providers like Safelink Wireless or Assurance Wireless you can get a completely free limited voice minutes and texts with a free cell phone. To know more about the Lifeline providers check the link below
Free cell phones for seniors.

T-Mobile Cell Phone Plans for Seniors
Update: check out the new T-Mobile senior plan. T-Mobile - Cheap Pay As You Go Cell Phone Plan
If you rarely use your phone and use it to make brief calls every month or longer periods of time, the pay as you go plans is your best way to save money. The $3 plan from T-Mobile is one of the cheapest cell phone plans that give you any combination of 30 anytime minutes or 30 text messages a month and allows you purchase data packages.

T-Mobile cheap cell phone plans

  • For $5 you get up to 500 MB of 4G LTE data that can be used for one day.
  • For $10 you get up to 1 GB of 4G LTE data that can be used for one week.
  • Check out the Verizon lifeline discount.
Note: the incoming calls and texts are counted from your allowed 30 minutes/text and 10 cents per additional minute/text are applied as over charges.

T-Mobile allows you bring a compatible cell phone and get SIM Starter Kit for $20 or buy a phone from the T-Mobile wide selection of phones.

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