Want to get a free cell phone through your SNAP EBT benefits? With the Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Programs, you may qualify for an EBT free phone and FREE Talk Text and Data from EASY Wireless!
The Lifeline program provides free monthly wireless service to eligible low-income households. SNAP benefit recipients can enroll to get free government phone service.
In this article, we’ll explain how to apply for Lifeline and the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) together to get all the benefits available to you.
What is the Lifeline Program?
Lifeline is a federal benefits program that provides discounted home and wireless phone service to eligible low-income households. It helps ensure affordable access to phones so people can connect with important services.
Lifeline offers up to a $9.25 monthly discount that can reduce the cost of phone bills. There are currently over 20 million Lifeline eligible customers nationwide.
What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a newer federal program that works together with Lifeline. It provides a discount of up to $30 per month on internet service bills for eligible households.
When you apply for Lifeline, you can also enroll in ACP at the same time to maximize savings on phone and internet services. Combining the two programs provides the most benefits.
While both these programs offer discounts on service, we'll show you later in this article how these discounts become free cell phones and free unlimited data, talk and text to people receiving SNAP EBT benefits.
Am I Eligible for Lifeline and ACP?
You qualify for Lifeline and ACP if you already participate in certain government assistance programs or meet income requirements.
Qualifying government programs include:
- SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formally known as Food Stamps
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
For Those on Qualifying Tribal Lands
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
- Tribal Head Start
You also qualify if your household income is below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for Lifeline or 200% of the Guidelines for ACP.
Be sure to bring your latest Federal Income Tax Return or the latest 3 months of consecutive pay stubs if you plan to qualify through income.
Helpful Tip: As a SNAP recipient, you automatically meet the requirements for both programs.
Where To Apply For These ACP and Lifeline Program Benefits?
The easiest way to apply for these benefits is to find a Lifeline and ACP participating provider.
At EASY Wireless we have been providing Lifeline service to consumers for over 20 years and with the addition of ACP have expanded our service to 47 states nationwide!
We use the same network coverage as the national carriers with the same great connectivity and high speed data but offer our service for FREE to eligible consumers.
What Lifeline and ACP Benefits are Available to You from EASY Wireless?
When you enroll and qualify with a Lifeline and ACP provider like EASY Wireless, you will a Free Unlimited Plan including:
- Free Unlimited Talk
- Free Unlimited Text
- Free Unlimited Data
- Free SIM Card Kit
- No contract required
- Choose to Keep Your Number or Get a New One
With Lifeline and ACP combined, you can eliminate monthly cell phone costs and have free calling, texting, and data.
What Free Phone Can I Get?
With EASY Wireless, you will receive a brand-new free smartphone when you enroll and qualify for Lifeline and ACP service. We will ship you a new Android device if you apply online. Apply in-store and receive a free smartphone on the spot after approval.
Benefits of Getting a Free Smartphone
A free Lifeline and ACP smartphone provides many helpful features:
- No more monthly cell service bills
- Stay connected with unlimited talk and text
- Free data
- A reliable free phone is yours to keep
- Camera for taking pictures and videos
- Entertainment like games, videos, and music
- Safety and security when away from home
How Do I Keep My Lifeline and ACP Benefits?
You must re-verify your Lifeline eligibility each year to maintain benefits. This involves confirming you still qualify through SNAP or other criteria. Don't worry, you'll receive a notification from us when it's time.
As long as you still participate in SNAP or meet the income requirements, you can renew Lifeline and ACP benefits annually.
If your income increases and you no longer qualify, you will lose eligibility to receive the free phone service.
You also need to use your phone at least once a month to maintain your free service.
Get Your Free Smartphone and Service
Don't miss this opportunity to get a free phone service every month with Lifeline and ACP from EASY Wireless!
Applying for Lifeline and ACP FREE Cell Phone Service
Follow these steps to enroll with EASY Wireless:
- Gather documentation like your SNAP Benefits award letter and ID proof
- Apply online or visit an EASY Wireless store
- Complete Your Lifeline and ACP (you can apply for both at the same time)
- Get verified through the National Verifier system
- Receive approval from EASY Wireless
- Activate your free service after approval
The application process takes just a few minutes when you apply with EASY Wireless. We handle everything from eligibility verification to activating your free phone service.
To get started, simply enter your email and zip code below and click "Enroll Now" to apply online and receive your free phone* and SIM Card Kit in the mail after approval.
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*Free phone offer varies by state
Visit a Retail Location
You can also visit an EASY Wireless store near you to enroll in person. Just bring your SNAP award documentation to show eligibility.
Once approved, you'll get a free phone and free monthly cell phone service through the Lifeline and ACP programs.
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Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to stay connected through calling, messaging, and mobile internet - all at no cost to you. Apply for your free Lifeline and ACP service from EASY Wireless today!