What Is The Lifeline Program?

StandUp Wireless
For a limited time get unlimited talk, text and 10 GB of Data PLUS a Free Smartphone when you sign up for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program! But wait, there’s more! AND get a tablet for just $10.01 when you qualify. Apply now to unlock your one-time discount on a brand-new tablet!

For the last 35 years, the FCC has made it possible for low-income consumers to receive access to free or heavily discounted communication services. The service originally started with home phone access, but as they saw the needs change over time, they expanded the program to provide wireless phones. Federal law requires telecommunication companies to contribute to the Universal Service Fund which in turn pays for the cell phone program, administered by USAC.


StandUp Wireless is a provider of Lifeline, a government benefit program. Qualifying individuals enrolling in Lifeline with StandUp Wireless will receive free minutes, text and data. Customers qualify through programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, Federal Public Housing and Veterans Pension, or based on your household income.


Our service works on most GSM handsets. To see if your phone is compatible, click here.


If you qualify for Lifeline, you also qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. Your online Lifeline application will give you access to apply to both programs automatically to ensure that you are maximizing your benefit. If you would like to apply for Lifeline or EBB only, just give us a call at 1-800-544-4441.

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Available Plans

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    • Free Smartphone
    • Tablets for $10.01*
  • EBB
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    • Free Smartphone not included
    • Tablets for $10.01*
  • Lifeline
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    • Free Smartphone not included
    • Tablets for $10.01 not included
  • Lifeline
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    Minutes
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    Texts
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    Data
    • Free Smartphone
    • Tablets for $10.01*
  • EBB
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    Minutes
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    Texts
    N/A
    Data
    • Free Smartphone not included
    • Tablets for $10.01*
*Discounted tablets available for qualifying applicants.
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