Do you need a phone? Is it outside of your current budget? Don’t worry: There are programs in Pennsylvania that can help. Here are just a few tips for getting a phone without having to break the bank.
- Establish Your Need
Most low- and no-cost phone programs are based on income, so your first step should be determining what your income actually looks like. Your tax returns will be able to tell you. Within the phone program, there might also be a sliding scale of income brackets that you’ll need to consult.
- Understand Your Options
There isn’t a “one size fits all” phone program in Pennsylvania. Instead, there are multiple government programs that provide assistance with phones and other necessities. There are also specific cellphone carriers that work with ACP and Lifeline phone service providers in Pennsylvania.
- Work Out a Payment Plan
If you don’t qualify for a free phone but are still in need of one, you have options. One of them is buying a regular or discounted phone and paying it off in installments. The cost of the phone will be added to your monthly bill, so you might be paying it off for a while if you choose small, easy-to-manage installments, but it’ll get a phone in your hands immediately.
These are just a few tips for getting yourself a phone even as an income-restricted individual. For more information, including how to find ACP and Lifeline phone service providers in Pennsylvania, contact SafetyNet Wireless at SafetyWireless.com.