In today's digital age, having a cell phone is essential for staying connected. Yet, for many low-income families in Oklahoma, the cost of cell phone service presents a significant challenge. It's vital for accessing essential services, from emergency and healthcare to employment opportunities.
Recognizing this, the Federal government programs; the Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) have been established, ensuring affordable access to telecommunications for everyone.
The Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Explained
The Lifeline program provides a discount on monthly phone services for eligible low-income subscribers, while the ACP offers a broader range of support, including significant discounts on internet services and potentially a free smartphone.
- The Lifeline benefit program offers a monthly discount of up to $9.25 for phone or internet services.
- ACP benefit offers up to a $30 monthly discount on internet services for eligible households.
What are the Eligibility Requirements for Lifeline Service and ACP Benefits?
Eligibility for these programs is determined by either participation in certain Federal assistance programs or by meeting specific income criteria—135% or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Qualifying Government Assistance Programs:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
- Tribal Head Start
Qualify by Household Income
These programs are critical in ensuring that financial constraints do not hinder anyone's access to necessary communication services.
Partnering with EASY Wireless
We at EASY Wireless are committed to ensuring that every eligible family in Oklahoma has access to our free Lifeline and ACP benefits.
We don't just offer a discount on your wireless service.
Instead we offer a plans with a FREE Phone and FREE monthly service.
When you qualify for the Lifeline and ACP program with us you'll receive the...
EASY Wireless Unlimited Plan, which features:
- FREE Unlimited Data
- FREE Unlimited Talk
- FREE Unlimited Text
- FREE Brand-new Smartphone
- FREE SIM Card Kit and Activation
- The option to Keep Your Current Number or Choose a New One
Applying is EASY
Applying for our services is straightforward. You can either apply online through our user-friendly portal or visit one of our 30+ retail stores across Oklahoma. Our team is dedicated to helping you through the qualification and enrollment process swiftly and efficiently.
The EASY Rewards Program
We also offer the EASY Rewards Program, exclusive to our ACP and Lifeline plus ACP combo plan customers. This program is our way of thanking you for staying with us.
By simply keeping your account active, you'll earn rewards that can be used towards upgrading your smartphone, adding a second line, or purchasing in-store accessories.
Look how fast and easy it is to earn rewards with us!
- 30 days to get your 1st $10 reward
- 3 months for another $10
- 6 months get a $25 reward
- 12 months a big $50 reward!
The Impact of Free Cell Phone Service
The advantages of our free cell phone service extend beyond basic communication. It empowers families to:
- Access public assistance programs and manage healthcare appointments.
- Utilize apps for financial tracking and benefits management.
- Access educational resources for all ages.
- Discover employment opportunities and side gigs to supplement income.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any cost to me?
Easy Wireless is FREE to Lifeline or ACP eligible customers. There are no bills, long-term contracts or activation fee.
Can two or more people sign up for Lifeline and ACP benefits?
Only one per household when you combine your Lifeline and ACP benefits.
What if I have service with another provider?
If you are currently receiving service with another provider, you can sign up for service with Easy Wireless. The order will transfer your Lifeline and ACP benefit from the other company over to Easy, cancelling your account with them.
If you are enrolled with another pre-paid provider, we can port your number over so that you can keep your same number, or we can provide you with a new number.
It's important to stay updated on any changes to the Lifeline and ACP programs that might affect your eligibility or benefits. We recommend keeping an eye on the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) website for the latest information.
Making the Most of Your Free Cell Phone and Data Service
Once you've received your free cell phone and data services through programs like Lifeline and ACP, here are several ways to maximize the benefits of your new connectivity:
- Set Up Essential Apps: Download apps related to government assistance programs you participate in, such as "Providers.org" for easy management and access to benefits.
- Banking on the Go: Install your bank's mobile app to manage your finances securely from anywhere, making transactions and monitoring your account effortless.
- Grocery Delivery: Utilize your SNAP benefits online with services like Amazon for grocery delivery, making food shopping convenient and accessible.
- Educational Opportunities: With free access to the internet, explore educational resources for you and your family. Many online platforms offer free courses ranging from academic subjects to practical skills.
- Healthcare at Your Fingertips: Download apps from your healthcare provider to schedule appointments, request prescription refills, and have virtual doctor visits.
- Employment Resources: Use job search apps and websites to find employment opportunities. Many offer resume-building tools and application tracking.
- Enjoy Free Cultural Experiences: Visit "Museums.org" to discover museums and national parks that offer free admission. It's a great way to plan educational and fun outings with the family.
By taking advantage of these suggestions, you can enhance your daily life, manage your finances more effectively, and gain access to invaluable educational and cultural resources.
Connect With Us Today
For eligible families in Oklahoma, overcoming the barriers of the digital divide is possible through Lifeline and ACP, with EASY Wireless here to support you every step of the way.
If you believe you could benefit from these programs, we encourage you to reach out to us for more information or to begin the application process. Together, we can ensure you stay connected, regardless of your financial situation.