Get your free government cell phone through the help of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and EASY Wireless.
South Dakota residents from the Black Hills to Sioux Falls can now get a free government cell phone.
This article will explain what this means and how to access these incredible savings in South Dakota.
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How does EASY Wireless give away free phones?
The government does not provide you with a free smartphone. However, EASY Wireless, through the ACP benefit provides internet service with a free smartphone. Already have a smartphone? EASY Wireless can offer you free unlimited data if you qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program.
What are the plans available through EASY Wireless?
There are two offers available in South Dakota that will get you free access to the internet. The first plan offers you a free smartphone, and the second offers unlimited data to those who have their own phone they wish to use.
1. Free Smartphone Plan
- FREE SMARTPHONE
- FREE Monthly Talk & Text
- FREE Monthly 5 GB Data
2. Free Unlimited Data Promo
- Keep Your Own Phone & Number
- FREE UNLIMITED Data
- FREE Unlimited Talk & Text
- FREE Sim Card
What is the ACP?
The Affordable Connectivity plan is a new government assistance program created to help the many Americans who need fast and reliable internet service. An estimated 48% of American households are eligible for this program.
Check to see if you qualify through an eligible program, or by seeing if your income falls below the household income thresholds on the chart.
If you are unsure of your yearly income, take your weekly paycheck and multiply it by 52 or your monthly income by 12. Then, you can either provide three consecutive monthly pay stubs or your income tax return from last year to prove your income.
An even easier way to qualify is if you are already getting help from another government program. The following is a list of the government programs that can help you become eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program.
- National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
- Pell Grant Awards
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
If you live on tribal lands, you can qualify for even more benefits. The income qualifications for the ACP are the same, but the programs that can qualify you are a bit different:
- School lunch or breakfast program (NSLP)
- Pell Grant from the current award year
- SNAP, SSI, Medicaid, WIC, FPHA/ Sec 8
- Veterans Pensions or Survivors Pension Benefit
- Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) General Assistance
- Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
- Tribal Head Start
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
Why Choose EASY Wireless?
EASY Wireless has been in business for over 20 years, providing affordable and reliable cellphone services to Americans. With EASY Wireless, you will be on America's fastest and most reliable network. We have top-notch customer service and have been chosen by the U.S. government as one of the permitted providers of the ACP because of the fast internet speeds and good reputation we have.
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How long will I be able to get this service?
ACP is a long term government program expected to be around for years. There are rules around recertifying your eligibility yearly, but as long as you continue to remain eligible for the program, you will be able to remain active with Easy Wireless. You will be notified in advance if the government makes any changes to program.
Will you run a credit check on me?
NO! No credit checks! No contract! No payments for your free service!
What is a household?
According to the federal government, "a household is a group of people who live together and share money, even if they are not related."
If you live together and share resources, then you are one household. So, for example, if you live in a house with four other adults, but you all pay your own rent and buy your own groceries, you are considered five households. On the other hand, if you live with your partner and two children, you are one household.
You are only allowed one connected device in a household through the ACP.