Tempo is another phone company participating in the federal Lifeline program. Tempo offers free cell phones to eligible customers. As of June, 2019, they offer Lifeline plans in the states of Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming (If your state isn't included in their service plans, use the menu above to find other Lifeline service providers in your state).Along with Lifeline's free government cell phones, Tempo provides free cell phones and free talk, text and data for qualified residents.
Tempo’s Lifeline Plan
Currently, their Lifeline plan consists of unlimited talk minutes, unlimited texting and 1 GB of data for all states except Colorado and South Carolina.
Colorado residents are subjectg to Lifeline 900 which is a prepaid plan where the 900 unikts can be used as voice text or data. The cost for the plan is $32.95. South Carolina residents have the 300 minute Lifeline Data Bundle which means 300 anytime minutes.
If you require additional data, they offer Top-Up plans as follows:
Qualifying for Tempo Lifeline Free Cell Phone Plan
If your household income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guideline, you qualify for the Lifeline service. Additionally, you’re eligible if you participate in any one of the following government assistance programs:
National Verifier Eligibility
Be aware that the government is in the process of rolling out a National Verifier program. By doing it centralizes and streamlines the Lifeline application process countrywide. As such, if you live in a state participating in the program, you can submit your application through the Lifeline National Verifier program at CheckLifeline.org. Once approved through the National Verification Program, you may then take your approved information and apply for Tempo’s service
To apply for Tempo’s service either create an account on their site or call their Customer Service at 888-565-1011
Lifeline Application Tips
Before you begin the application process, make sure to have all of the appropriate paperwork. You’ll need proof of income, such as tax returns, if you’re using the income guidelines. Or, proof that you participate in any of the above-mentioned government assistance programs. Documentation such as a Medicaid card, letter of participation from qualifying program or other government-issued documents.
You will also need identification to prove you are who you say you are. A driver’s license, military ID or passport may do. Contact Tempo to find out what forms of ID they will accept.
Tempo Lifeline Service - Things to Know
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Last Modified: 7 June 2021
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