Not everyone is fortunate to be able to afford to have a cell phone. With more and more people depending on a cell phone and getting rid of traditional phones, it can be difficult to stay in contact with friends and family.
Many of our daily activities are done n cell phones. Many people rely on their phones to pay their bills, conduct business, stay in touch with family, look for jobs and make appointments. Those that do not have access to a working cell phone can hamper the lifestyles of those that cannot afford them.
Can You Get a Subsidized Cell Phone?
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Medicaid “Sooner Care Plus / Sooner Care Choice” (not Medicare)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Veterans or Survivors Pension
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
- Head Start (meeting income qualifying standards)
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
If you are a member of these programs, talk to your caseworker and ask them for help to secure a phone.
The Lifeline Phone Plan
The lifeline plan was created to keep people stay in touch with family and friends. There is virtually no charge for the phone set up, and the cost to add data when needed is very affordable