TAG Mobile is able to offer qualified consumers a free basic cellular handset and a preset allotment of monthly minutes of use through the federal Lifeline program because of its designation as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier, or “ETC”. In order to participate in the Lifeline program through TAG Mobile, consumers must apply for the program by completing a Lifeline application, either through the web by visiting www.tagmobile.com or in person atan authorized TAG Mobile agent or dealer. The Lifeline application process will, among other things, verify that your household is not currently receiving Lifeline service from another provider and that you qualify to receive the Lifeline benefit through participation in at least one of the following government programs or meet the minimum income eligibility requirement:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
- National School Free Lunch Program (NSL)
- Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Income at or below 135% of federal poverty level.
The government programs and income requirements above are the standard federal eligibility qualifiers. Additional qualifying programs and/or expanded income limits may vary from state to state. Please remember that you must show proof of participation in one of these or other state specific programs in order to receive Lifeline service.