Compensation for this post was provided by Defense Mobile via MSB New Media.  All opinions expressed in this piece are my own.

My phone is my lifeline pretty much. When husband is deployed, I am tethered to it in case he calls me or sends me a message. Plus with a new baby in the house, I am constantly taking photos and videos of him to send to our family and friends. I am teaching Junior the art of selfies…

Defense Mobile
Defense Mobile

This is why our military family needs the best in smartphones and reliable coverage. There’s a new mobile phone service that is tailor made for military families: Defense Mobile. Not only do they support all military and veterans, they also provide branch specific support. For example, as a navy family, we would visit: NAVYmobile: http://

Want to know more? Here are the 5 Best things about Defense Mobile:

No More Carrier Musical Chairs

As some of you may already know, one carrier may be really strong in one location. Then you have to PCS and find out that the same carrier has horrible service at your new duty station. You don’t want to keep having to switch carriers everytime you move, go on TDY, or retire. Enter Defense Mobile, who will be running on the AT&T AND Sprint network, and are currently working on integrating Verizon’s network on the back end. This means that Defense’s Mobile’s customers will have the strongest cell phone signals. Hopefully, no more missed calls!

Veteran Strong

Most of the executives are military veterans and 100% of the customer service team are veterans or disabled veterans. Talk about hiring heroes! If you should ever have questions about service, they’ll actually know what you’re talking about. You don’t have to explain PCS, TDY, TAD, deployments or any of that because these people have been there before and they are more than willing to help you out.

The Latest in Smartphones

As a working mom with a new baby, my poor little smartphone has been through some abuse. I throw it in my purse, the car, the diaper bag, my back pocket, etc. Junior also has a habit of grabbing the phone, chewing it, and drooling all over it (if he’s not dropping it on the floor).
Needless to say, I go through more phones than the average person should. What’s nice about Defense Mobile is that they can connect you with the latest smartphones at a great price.

Apps, Apps, Apps

Additional perks of Defense Mobile is that they throw in some applications to your mobile device, either preloaded or available for download. Some prime examples are miliCASH for mobile banking that comes with a pre-approved, prepaid Mastercard that delivers military-and-veteran-only cash back rewards at participating merchants. miliSOURCE, an app that assists veteran families find and obtain veteran benefits and services from the VA and other Veteran services organizations. There’s also the app, miliMAIL, a free email service that alsoprovide a unique email that confirms affiliation to the branch that the user is associated with.

Early Bird Gets the Worm

If you are ready to jump on this program, you get some awesome and exclusive benefits. First, if you pre-register, there is absolutely no commitment whatsoever. You also have the opportunity to be considered for charter membership. Charter membership includes 50% off your first three months of service, priority access to the newest phones (includes special pre-orders), and other exclusive offers and and opportunities throughout the year. Definitely, pre-register guys, you will be eligible for charter membership, and there’s no commitment whatsoever!

Here are some other details:


Those eligible for service include:

-Active, retired and honorably separated officers. Enlisted personnel of the U.S. Military including the Reserve and National Guard.
– Officer candidates in commissioning programs (Academy, ROTC, OCS/OTS).
– Military spouses and dependents of verified members of DEFENSEMOBILE .
– Widows and widowers of those who have served in the U.S. Military.
– Medal of Honor Recipients receive FREE service for life.

Still need more information? Take a minute and check out the video below:

Defense Mobile: Answer the Call from Defense Mobile Corp on Vimeo.
All other branches can visit the links below: