How to Qualify

A Free TX Mobile Phone Could be Yours.

Low-income families and retired senior citizens may be eligible for a TX Mobile cell phone with Lifeline supported services. If you are currently a recipient of any of these approved government assistance programs you could be qualified for discounted monthly wireless service and a free cell phone from TX Mobile:

  • Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Housing Assistance Program (Section 8) (FPHA)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • National School Lunch's Free Lunch Program (NSL)
  • Temporary-Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Each state has different qualifying programs. Also, you are approved if your total household income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines. Lifeline is managed by the FCC's Low Income Program of the Universal Service Fund. If you qualify based on participation in one of the public assistance programs listed above, you must provide a copy of documentation demonstrating your participation in the program.

If you qualify based on total household income, you must provide copies of one of the documents below:

  • Prior year's State, Federal or Tribal Tax Return
  • Retirement/Pension Benefit Statements
  • Social Security Benefits Statements
  • Divorce Decree or Child Support Documents
  • Veterans Administration Benefits Statements
  • Unemployment/Workers Compensation Benefits Statements
  • Current Income Statements from Employer or Paycheck Stubs
  • Federal or Tribal Notice Letter of Participation in General Assistance
  • Other official document containing income information

If you provide documentation that does not cover a full year (such as current paycheck stubs), you must submit three (3) consecutive months' worth of the same type of document from the previous twelve months.

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Applicants may also print and fill out one of the forms below then fax or email to TX Mobile to find out if they are eligible for Lifeline supported cell service.

Texas residents: Application Form (PDF)

Fax to: 1-281-741-5540


Mail to: TX Mobile, 9918 Brooklet Drive, Houston, Texas 77099

Lifeline is a government assistance program and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program.  The Lifeline program is limited to one discount per household and the service is non-transferable. Documentation is required for enrollment.


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