StandUp Wireless, is one of the free government cell phones, working with Lifeline to provide free cell phones to the residents of Arkansas, Louisiana, Maryland, and Missouri; and throughout the U.S. Standup Wireless is not as well-known or large as providers such as Safelink, Assurance or Reachout Wireless; but their presence in the state is much appreciated in these areas.
Standup Wireless is funded by the Universal Service Fund which ensures the availability of quality affordable telecommunications services to low-income consumers. You may qualify for the Standup Wireless free phone if, your income is or at below 135% of federal poverty guidelines and you are receiving help from one of the government assistance programs.
How to Apply for Standup Wireless
To apply for a free cell phone go to the Standup Wireless website, and enter your zip code, to find out if service is available in your state. You can also call the toll- free number to apply. You are eligible if you participate in one of the government programs for the disadvantaged.
Once you are approved, you must provide proof of financial status with current pay stubs, last year’s W-2, a letter from the government agency. The features of the programs areThey also provide 1,000 minutes, unlimited texts and 500 MB Data.
- call waiting
- caller Id
- voice mail
- nationwide long distance service
- and international calls for a fee
Purchasing Extra Time
- $10 get Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Tex, and 1 GB Data
- $20 get Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Text, and 3 GB Data
- $30 receive, Unlimited Minutes, Unlimited Text, and 8 GB Data
Referral Program – Refer others to the program, tell them to mention your name and phone number and you will receive an additional free 100 minutes for each person you refer.
Re-certify StandUp Cell Phones
You must re-certify your Lifeline eligibility each year to continue receiving your services with StandUp Wireless. You can re-certify by calling 266-693-5077 or you can go online. At this time make sure to update your personal information such as address, financial status. You will be notified each year one month before your anniversary date. If you fail to re-certify your services will be immediately suspended.