Have you seen posts and ads talking about free government phones in Alabama and wondered to yourself, is this real?
The U.S. government does not provide free phones. The government provides discounts on cell phone bills through a new program called the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
ACP is a brand new program helping millions of families cut or even eliminate their monthly cell phone bills.
So where does the free smartphone come from?
Only certain wireless carriers that offer the ACP program, like EASY Wireless, provide you a free smartphone when you qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
But there are even more benefits than just a free smartphone when you qualify for ACP. Read on to learn more.
What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?
“The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more” – FCC
In addition to a FREE smartphone, EASY Wireless will provide you free monthly cell phone service that includes:
- FREE Unlimited Talk
- FREE Unlimited Text
- FREE Data
- FREE Hotpot
There are no signup fees, credit checks, or hidden fees with EASY Wireless.
So that’s a FREE smartphone, FREE monthly wireless service, and FREE data, or the same as putting an average of $62 monthly back in your pocket.
Who couldn't use an extra $744 a year to spend as you want?
Wondering How this is Possible?
Qualified EASY Wireless ACP customers receive these benefits at no cost. We use the same network as the major wireless carriers. So you get the same great connectivity without the cost.
How Do You Qualify for ACP in Alabama?
You can qualify for ACP through your income level or additional government assistance programs.
A household must earn less than the maximum income listed on the chart below.
If you are considering qualifying based on your income, have three pay stubs, a W-2, or a tax return ready to upload so your application can be processed more quickly.
Which Programs Qualify You for ACP?
National School Lunch Program NSLP
If your child or your child's school participates in the National School Lunch Program you qualify for ACP. You will need a copy of the award letter to submit when applying.
To learn more about how to qualify through NSLP participation and finding your award letter or proof please read our post "Affordable Connectivity Program might be the best cell phone plan for Students and their Parents".
College students that have received a Pell grant meet the eligibility requirements for ACP benefits. For additional Pell Grant information and documents to prepare, "Free Internet for Students with Pell Grants".
Can I get a free phone with food stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP)?
Yes, one of the many government aid options available to you to qualify for free wireless service is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) meal benefits.
How can seniors get free cell phones?
After enrolling and being accepted for ACP, EASY Wireless offers a free phone to seniors. These phones will be delivered to your home.
Can people on Supplemental Security Income SSI get a free smartphone?
Yes, after enrolling in the ACP program, individuals on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may get free cell phones and monthly cell phone service from Easy Wireless.
Get other types of money from the Social Security Administration? If you answered yes, you could possibly qualify under income!
Can veterans get a free cell phone?
Veterans can use their Veterans Pension or Veterans Survivors Pension Benefit proof to qualify for ACP. Also, if you receive disability through the VA, you can use that to qualify under income!
How do I qualify for free government phone service with Section 8 Housing?
If you already qualify for Federal Housing Assistance (FHA) or Section 8 Housing, you are eligible to receive ACP benefits, and no additional proof is required.
I'm Ready to get My Free Phone and Service in Alabama
If you are an Alabama resident, EASY Wireless has made it simple for you to get your:
- Free Smartphone
- Free Talk& Text
- Free Data
Just fill out the form below with your email and zip code, then click "Enroll Now" to begin the quick enrollment process.
Once you've qualified, we will ship your free smartphone and EASY Wireless sim card to your home.
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EASY Wireless is Here to Help
If you have questions before or during the application process, we are here to help.
- Click the chat button in the lower right corner.
- Call our customer service representatives to assist you in signing up at (877) 476-3451 or just Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We make everything EASY!
Alabama Affordable Connectivity FAQs
Is ACP the same as Lifeline Assistance Program?
Lifeline is the FCC's ongoing program to make basic communications services such as broadband Internet access more accessible at an affordable cost. The ACP is a new program designed to help even more families have access to affordable broadband.
These programs can be used together or separated to provide a household with an additional free smartphone, talk, text, and data. EASY Wireless currently offers ACP in Alabama.
Can I get a Cell Phone for Free?
Qualified customers can get a free cell phone from ACP providers like EASY Wireless if they meet certain eligibility requirements from the following government assistance programs.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Pension Benefit
- Pell Grant
- National School Lunch Program
Can I transfer my ACP Benefits?
ACP benefits are non-transferable and limited to one per household.
What is a "Free Government Phone"?
Free smartphones provided by wireless carriers are often called a variety of names including:
- Government Phone
- Obama Phone
- Lifeline Phone
- SNAP Phone
These are sometimes offered to new customers during application for Lifeline and or ACP free services provided by the wireless carriers.
Looking to Sign Up with EASY Wireless but Don't Live in Alabama?
EASY Wireless is currently offering service in over 25 states and expanding quickly to others near you. For a complete list of states we service, check out "Announcing: EASY Wireless Expands ACP Free Cell Service to Over 25 States!"