Free Lifeline Phones in West Virginia

Did you know the few firsts of West Virginia?

  •  The first municipally owned parking building in the U. S. was opened Sept. 1, 1941, in Welch.
  •  The first brick pavement in the U. S. was laid in Charleston in 1870 by a private citizen at his own expense.
  •  The first rural free mail delivery was started in Charles Town on October 6, 1896.
  •  The first newspaper to appeal primarily to women, the Ladies Garland, was published in Harper’s Ferry on Feb. 14, 1824 [WVBL].
  •  The first and world’s largest clothespin factory was located at Richwood [WVBL].
  •  The first patent for a soda fountain was granted in 1833 to George Dulty in Wheeling [WVBL].
  •  The first trust in the U. S. was the salt trust organized November 10, 1817, by the salt manufacturers of Kanawha.

And you should certainly know:

Government assists to offer wireless services under West Virginia Lifeline Services. Eligible low income families and individuals get discounted or free cell phone services. Lifeline Services and discounts are offered to qualified West Virginia customers who meet certain eligibility requirements such as, government assistance or a household income that is at or below 150% of the federal poverty level. An individual or family can check their eligibility online either on federal website or TAG Mobile website. Customers can also apply online and check out the benefits, along with Discounts and Offers.

Under this program, free cell phone, free minutes and free texts are given to all eligible customers every month. The West Virginia Lifeline discounts help consumers lower the cost of their phone bills. As per Program guidelines, the Lifeline service is limited to one per household and cannot be combined with any other Lifeline offering. Each household must choose to get the discount either on a home phone or on a cell phone, but not on both.

TAG Mobile West Virginia Lifeline Services offers a variety of flexible prepaid plans to fit your needs. Whether you talk a little or talk a lot, we have a plan for everyone. You can change your plan every month to fit your lifestyle or you can add minutes anytime at your convenience. For more details, please contact us or have your queries answered here (FAQs).


TAG Mobile West Virginia Lifeline Services Eligible Customers Receive:

  •  FREE Smartphone*
  •  500 FREE minutes every month
  •  Unlimited global messaging every month

TAG Mobile West Virginia Lifeline Services Plan Benefits:

  •  Assured discount every month
  •  No Contracts, No Cost
  •  Nationwide Coverage
  •  Caller ID
  •  Call Waiting
  •  Voicemail

Eligible Subsidy Programs:

  •  Medicaid (not Medicare)
  •  WV Children’s Health Insurance Program (WV CHIP)
  •  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  •  Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  •  Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  •  Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  •  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families / Family Independence Program (TANF)
  •  National School Free Lunch Program (NSLP)
  •  Emergency Assistance (EA)
  •  School Clothing Allowance (SCA)
  •  Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA)
  •  Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
  •  Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TATANF)
  •  Head Start (meeting income qualifying standards)
  •  Income at or below 135% of federal poverty level

* Smartphones available for online sign-ups only