Type of Lifeline Phones
When getting a phone to use with your Lifeline service, you may not get to choose the phone model that you receive. You may get the phone shown on the website, or you may receive something completely different. No matter which make and model you get, its features will be more than enough for staying wirelessly connected.
Text Messaging Feature
Text messaging is incredibly useful. You can get traffic updates, coupons and important communications all through text messaging. Lifeline cell phones allow you to send and receive basic text messages. You can use the phone to sign up for text messaging services and send text messages as emails. It won’t send data messages like videos or allow you to download apps, but it will make sure you receive all important communications from friends and family.
Voicemail Messaging Feature
Answering machines have been replaced by voicemail. Don’t worry; owning a Lifeline cell phone will ensure that you don’t miss your calls. If you don’t answer your phone when it rings, or if your phone is off, the wireless network will answer your call and allow the caller to leave a voicemail message. You can also record a personalized message and retrieve your messages using a special pass code.
Caller ID Feature
You can create a portable phone book by programming your friends and family’s phone numbers into your free Lifeline cell phone. When they call you, their name will pop up, allowing you to know they are calling. This allows you to avoid unwanted calls and be aware when getting a call from someone you don’t know. You will also be able to use caller ID while receiving a phone call when the phone is currently in use. Plus, your free phone will have call waiting and three way calling capabilities.