Get a free phone in New York plus free cell phone and data service through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). ACP is a brand new U.S. government assistance program helping millions of families like yours ,cut or even eliminate your monthly cell phone bill.
Even more households can now qualify for this service as ACP accepts a wider range of programs and a higher income level threshold to qualify than Lifeline.
What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a program that provides New York residents with free cell phone service when they sign up with an ACP service provider like EASY Wireless.
“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, EASY Wireless will provide you with a FREE new smartphone and service when you qualify.
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?
How Do You Qualify for ACP in New York?
You can qualify for ACP through your income level or additional government assistance programs.
What are the household income requirements to qualify for ACP benefits?
Check the chart below for the maximum income per household size to qualify for ACP benefits.
If you are considering qualifying based on your income, make sure to have scans of three pay stubs, a W-2, or a tax return ready to upload so your application can be processed more quickly.
Can I get a free phone with food stamps (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program SNAP)?
Yes, the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) is one of the government assistance programs that you can use to qualify for free wireless service.
Can seniors get free cell phones?
A free phone for seniors is available from EASY Wireless after enrolling and being approved for ACP. If you are on a fixed income, check the ACP income chart to see if your household income qualifies for the ACP program.
Can I get a free phone with Medicaid?
Sometimes called a "Medicaid free phone", these phones will be conveniently sent to your home.
Residents of New York who are covered by Medicaid can immediately qualify for the ACP program without having to submit any documents because the National Verifier database is automatically checked during the application procedure.
Can people on Supplemental Security Income SSI get a free phone?
Yes, people on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can get free cell phones and free monthly cell phone service from Easy Wireless after enrolling in the ACP program.
Your smartphone will be sent to your home after successful enrollment.
Can veterans get a free cell phone?
Veterans can get free cell phone with their Veterans Pension or Veterans Survivors Pension Benefit proof after successfully applying for ACP. If you receive disability through the VA, you may qualify with by using your disability income as well. Check the income chart to see if your disability falls within the household guidelines.
Can I use Pell grant eligibility to qualify for free phone service?
College students that have received a Pell grant meet the eligibility requirements for ACP benefits. For additional Pell Grant information and documents to prepare, click "Free Internet for Students with Pell Grants".
How do I qualify for free government phone service with Section 8 Housing?
If you already are receiving Federal Housing Assistance (FHA) or Section 8 Housing, you automatically qualify for ACP benefits.
Residents of New York who are covered by FHPA do not need to manually upload documents since the National Verifier database is automatically verified during the application procedure.
I'm Ready to get My Free Phone and Service in New York
If you are a New York 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.
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Once you've qualified, we will ship your free smartphone and EASY Wireless sim card to your home.
New York Affordable Connectivity FAQs
Is ACP the same as Lifeline Assistance Program?
Lifeline is the FCC’s ongoing initiative to help families get necessary telecommunications in every household. That can be a home phone, or in most cases, a cell phone with plenty of talk and text for the household. The ACP is a new initiative that aims to increase the affordability of broadband internet service for low-income families.
These programs can be used together or separate to provide a household with an additional free smartphone, talk, text, and data.
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 nontransferable 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 often 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 New York?
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!".