Gen Mobile Aims to Connect Millions of Underserved Americans

Gen Mobile Aims to Connect Millions of Underserved Americans

Gen Mobile extends beyond its Affordable Connectivity offering with its launch of low-cost prepaid plans starting at just $20. Gen Mobile reimagines connectivity by delivering high-quality, low-cost wireless services to underserved communities.
September 13, 2022 by Richard Ouyang
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DISH Acquires Gen Mobile

Exciting News for Gen Mobile and Gen Mobile Customers

Gen Mobile’s mission to help customers stay affordably connected is at the heart of everything we do. Staying true to our mission, Gen Mobile launched our Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program last month. This program provides free wireless broadband service to qualified households impacted by COVID-19. Today, we can’t be more excited to announce that we are officially joining the DISH family as part of Boost Mobile. Joining forces with Boost will enable us to accelerate our mission by broadening our distribution and ultimately connecting more Americans with our low-cost prepaid plans and free EBB plan.

Rest assured, there is nothing you need to do on your end. Our same great plans, prices, coverage, and your account and phone remain the same. Customers will continue to be serviced by the same Gen Mobile customer care team and systems. Teaming up with Boost will allow us to combine our resources and technology to deliver more value and better service to our customers. What you can expect to see in the future are new low-cost product options and new features that will allow us to better serve you.

We thank you for choosing Gen Mobile and for placing your trust in us. As always, we will continue to work hard to offer you the best deals in wireless so that you can affordably stay connected to friends and family around the world.


Robert Yap, CEO & Co-Founder, Gen Mobile


Holiday Message from our CEO, Robert Yap

Holiday Message from our CEO, Robert Yap

I grew up in Ohio in the 1980’s.  Like “Stranger Things” but without the monsters from Dungeons and Dragons. Weekends in the fall were high school football on Saturdays and NFL on Sundays. Summers were filled with BBQ’s and biking around the neighborhood. During my high school years at St. Ignatius of Cleveland, I was encouraged to give back to the community. I learned about being a “man for others” by volunteering at hospitals and food banks. These experiences taught me that our communities truly succeed when we all work together and support each other.

This lifelong lesson has continued to inspire me to find ways to help those in need. At Gen Mobile, we have given back to our communities by donating wireless services to domestic violence shelters, nonprofits, and COVID patients.

But we want to do more. This holiday season we are celebrating nonprofits who are helping those in need during these challenging times by providing them three free months of Gen Mobile wireless service on up to five (5) wireless lines.  They are free to use the lines for their organizations, employees, or clients. See the instructions below to recommend a nonprofit to receive these free services.

From the Gen Mobile team, we wish you a happy and safe holidays!


To recommend an organization on Facebook:

  1. Like Gen Mobile’s Facebook Page (
  2. Leave us a comment on one of our nonprofit giveaway posts, tag the nonprofit of your choice, and tell us about the work that they do 
  3. Share this post on your feed


To recommend an organization on Instagram:

  1. Follow us (
  2. Tag the nonprofit of your choice on one of our nonprofit giveaway posts and tell us about the work that they do
  3. Bonus referral: Share on your story and tag us to refer two nonprofits 


Offer Period: Dec. 25, 2020 – Jan 18, 2021. One 501(c)(3) nonprofit referral per user. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited by law. Official rules and limitations available at

December 25, 2020 by Robert Yap
Gen Mobile Supports Domestic Violence Survivors

Gen Mobile Supports Domestic Violence Survivors

Stay-at-home orders and social distancing in response to COVID-19 are vital to stopping the spread. But mounting data suggests that domestic abuse is increasing under the conditions created by the pandemic.  With families in lockdown, including those with abusers, hotlines are lighting up with domestic abuse reports.

To help survivors, Gen Mobile has donated smartphones and prepaid wireless service to domestic violence shelters nationwide. When survivors leave their abusers, they often need a new phone and phone number so that their abuser cannot find them. With a new smartphone, survivors can contact family and begin rebuilding their lives free from their abusers. “Gen Mobile is honored to be working with shelters to help survivors rebuild their lives free from their abusers,” said Michael Yap, Gen Mobile’s Vice President of Business Development.

August 06, 2020 by Jennifer Lin
Gen Mobile Joins the Fight Against COVID-19

Gen Mobile Joins the Fight Against COVID-19

To help homeless patients stay connected to their doctors, Gen Mobile has donated smartphones with prepaid wireless service to Bellevue Primary Care Safety Net Clinic in New York City.  Over the years, the clinic has been providing care to New York City’s homeless population. With many of the homeless going between shelters and living on the streets, it has been difficult for the clinic to stay in touch with its patients for care. 

Due to the pandemic’s initial outbreak in New York City, Bellevue Hospital has been at the front line of our nation’s battle against COVID-19.  Gen Mobile wanted to help battle the pandemic by keeping the clinic connected to its homeless patients, especially if any of them tested positive for COVID-19.  “Getting a hold of a patient that tests positive is essential to treating the patient and stopping the spread,” said Jennifer Lin, Gen Mobile’s Vice President of Marketing.

Gen Mobile firmly believes that by supporting each other in these challenging times, we will be able to defeat COVID-19 and bring back our nation stronger than ever.


August 06, 2020 by Leticia Andrade

Stay Safe, Stay Connected with 5GB of Additional Data on Us


To Our Gen Mobile Community,

During these difficult times, having affordable wireless service is more important than ever.  Staying connected to family, friends, schools, information and emergency services will help us all get through the Covid-19 crisis.  To assist our customers, we are providing the following:

5GB Additional Data for Free: For existing and new customers on our one month plans $15 or higher or our three-month plans $13 or higher, we are providing 5GB of additional data at no extra charge.  Existing customers don’t need to do anything to receive the additional 5GB which is good for 30 days as long as they are on an active monthly plan.  For new customers, the additional 5GB will be added to their first month of service1 provided that they sign up by June 1, 2020.

Extended Grace Period: We've also extended our 15-day text freebie to 30 days to help keep you connected after your plan expires. You will have unlimited text messaging service2 for 30 days before your service is canceled.

As always, thank you for being a valued Gen Mobile customer. If we support each other during this crisis, we know that our communities and our nation will come through it even stronger than we were before.


Your Gen Mobile Team

1 Allow up to 5 business days for the additional 5GB of data to reflect for new accounts.
2 Individual SMS texts only (no MMS, including images, videos, and group messages)

COVID-19 Precautions at Gen Mobile


To Our Valued Customers,

Gen Mobile is committed to your health and safety. We are closely watching the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.  Based upon guidelines from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), we are taking the following steps for our online orders:

  • Devices are being more thoroughly cleaned including all device ports.
  • Employees are wearing gloves throughout the device handling process.
  • Devices are placed in sealed plastic bags before they are packed in shipping boxes.
  • We've increased the frequency and cleaning of our facilities.
  • We have placed extra cleansing wipes and hand sanitizer throughout our facilities.
  • Employees are asked to take precautionary health measures, including frequent hand washing, social distancing at work and home, and staying home when sick.

To keep you connected during this time, we have extended our 15 Day Text Freebie feature on all our plans to 30 days. After your service plan expires, you have 30 days of free unlimited domestic and international texting1 before your service is cancelled. 

We will continue to monitor recommendations and guidance from the CDC, and will do all we can to protect you and our employees while keeping you connected to friends and family around the world.

Stay Healthy, Stay Connected,

Your Gen Mobile Team

1 Individual SMS texts only (no MMS, including images, videos, and group messages)
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Parental Control Apps and How to Use Them

Children are becoming more technologically savvy at younger ages.  And with the abundance of information and potential for learning available on the internet, you can allow them to foster their curiosity in a safe way through apps and parental controls.
The Mobile Carrier Price War and What it Means to You

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Many companies out there are making crazy claims about their pricing. They’ll bait customers with introductory first month costs that are too good to be true or they’ll offer a free service all the while finding ways to lay a big fee on you when you’re not looking.  That’s not ok.