Conexion Wireless is a phone provider that has several different plans designed to help people who don’t want the hassle of having a monthly bill, or are just getting their finances in order. They operate all over the country as a pre-paid provider, but their participation in the Lifeline Assistance Program is much smaller; Conexion currently offers free phones the states of Arkansas, Maryland and West Virginia. Just like other Lifeline carriers, there is no credit check or deposits needed to get a free phone.
Conexion Wireless Plan
Conexion Wireless offers one plan for its Lifeline customers, and unfortunately, it is one of the thinnest. Upon approval for a free phone, each customer will receive 100 minutes every month. Text messages are debited at 1 minute each. There are no other plans the company advertises on their website. Given he stiff competition in the market and that most companies offer plans up to 250 minutes, we are a little surprised that the company stopped at only 100.
Adding Money to a Conexion Wireless Phone
Nevertheless, if the 100 minutes is not enough, the company offers easy options for adding money to a Conexion wireless phone. Customers can purchase the following:
- 200 voice minutes or text messages for $10
- 450 voice minutes or text messages for $20
- 1000 voice minutes or text messages for $30
Incidentally, this is the same top-up plan that the company offers for all of their phones.
How to Qualify for a Conexion Wireless Phone
You may qualify for a free Lifeline phone if you participate in one of the following government assistance programs:
- Food Stamps
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF)
- National School Lunch Program
- Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance
You may qualify if your income is below the 2012 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. A chart of the guidelines is on our Home Page.
How to Apply
You may apply for a free phone by going to their website. New customers can call Conexion Wireless at 1-888-541-RING (7464). I you need customer service on an existing line, you may contact them on 1-877-303-0675.