As of 2015, most Lifeline Assistance phone service providers allow minutes to be added by visiting that specific providers website and selecting the option to Add Minutes or Reload. Many phone service providers throughout the country offer Lifeline phones, sometimes colloquially known as "Obama phones."
While Lifeline phones and plans are sanctioned through the federal government, states determine a citizen's eligibility. Therefore, plans and eligibility vary state to state, as do service providers. For instance, the Lifeline Assistance phone service is available in Oklahoma through Budget Mobile. Visiting the Budget Mobile website provides the option to add minutes and complete the purchase online.