TAG Mobile is proud to be associated with the state of West Virginia through the Government Lifeline program. Under this, TAG mobile provides Free Government Cell Phones in West Virginia to all the eligible residents of the Mountain State. To go with the state’s motto – “Mountaineers Are Always Free”, TAG Mobile provides FREE Cell phone and various other discounts to the qualified low income families and individuals. Residents are considered eligible for this program if they meet specific eligibility requirements such as the government assistance, or have a household income that is at or below 135% of the federal poverty level. These residents can make use of the West Virginia Free Phones along with various other discounts from TAG Mobile, which aims to provide the basic communication system to every individual or household in the Mountain State.
Under this program, all eligible customers receive free cell phone, free minutes and free texts every month. The Lifeline discounts not only help consumers lower the cost of their phone bills but also provide all the benefits that come with a reliable phone service. The Free phone enables the residents to keep in touch with their loved ones and also reach out for emergency services in crisis. Also, it helps them to look for jobs and make use of business opportunities that need a mobile phone.
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.
TAG Mobile West Virginia Lifeline Services Eligible Customers Receive:
- FREE mobile phone
- 500 FREE minutes every month
- Unlimited global messaging every month
The Lifeline Services Plan Benefits include:
- Guaranteed discount every month
- No Contracts, No Charge
- Nationwide Coverage
- Caller ID
- Call Waiting
Subscribers can change their plan every month and can also add minutes anytime at their convenience.
Citizens are Eligible for Free Government Cell Phones in West Virginia if they are already enrolled in one or more of the Subsidy Programs listed below –
- Medicaid / Medical Assistance (not Medicare)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- National School Free Lunch Program (NSLP)
- 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)
- Oklahoma Sales Tax Relief
- Income at or below 135% of federal poverty level
In addition to the certifications included in the online application process, The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Lifeline reform order requires certain disclosures be made to Lifeline applicants.
Verification of Eligibility
The Lifeline service is a non-transferrable service and therefore cannot be transferred to any other individual, including another eligible low-income consumer. To enroll their household in TAG Mobile Lifeline program, the subscribers need to submit a completed and signed Lifeline Application and Certification Form (“Application”), in written or electronic format. Each household will be required to verify continued eligibility for Lifeline program participation at least once in a year. Evidence of program eligibility is required and in case such eligibility cannot be validated through a state and/or federal database or other alternative means, it may be validated in person by a TAG Agent. This can be done by providing a copy of the Applicant’s state-issued ID card and a copy of the program identification card, along with a benefit award letter, or other social service agency documentation showing current participation.
Prevention of Fraudulent Activity
Only one Lifeline-supported service is available per household. Violation of the one-per-household requirement constitutes a breach of the Federal Communication Commission’s rules and will result in de-enrollment of the individual or the household from the program. This could also result in criminal prosecution by the United States government. For the purpose of this Lifeline program, a household is defined as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address, and share income and expenses.