Are you looking for how to get free government phones in Missouri?
There is a way to acquire a free smartphone but it’s not from the government directly. The government doesn’t hand out free smartphones. But you CAN get a free cell phone and free cell phone service. Here’s how.
If you qualify for the Lifeline or Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), you can receive one from EASY Wireless.
What's even better? In addition to receiving a free cell phone, qualifying individuals receive free talk text, and data each month!
So, let’s learn about Lifeline and ACP and how you can get this service and a free phone.
What is Lifeline?
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established the Lifeline program in 1985 to ensure that all Americans have access to jobs, family, and emergency assistance via their phones by offering free or discounted phone services to qualifying low-income individuals. The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) runs the Lifeline phone program.
What is ACP?
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a program that offers price reductions on monthly broadband service and certain connected devices.
Can You Apply for Lifeline and ACP at the same time?
Is it possible to apply for both the Lifeline Plan and the Emergency Assistance Program (ACP) at the same time? Yes, you can. In fact, you are urged to do so!
When you combine the advantages of these two programs, you'll get:
- FREE Smartphone
- FREE Unlimited Talk
- FREE Unlimited Text Messages
- FREE Unlimited Data
- Access to Mobile Hotspots
Free emergency services calls, caller ID, and call waiting are among the other features offered.
How to Qualify for Lifeline Benefits?
You may qualify for free cell phone service through the Lifeline Program if you participate in the following programs:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
You may qualify for Lifeline if your income is 135% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
ACP Only Qualifying Programs
If you are qualified for Lifeline, you will automatically be accepted into the Affordable Connectivity Program! But what if you do not qualify for Lifeline because of one of the above programs?
Don't be concerned.
Even if you don't qualify for Lifeline, you may still be eligible for free talk, text, and data. The ACP benefit has additional programs that can help you qualify, as follows:
- National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
- Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
- Women, Infant, and Children (WIC)
If your income is 200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines, you may also be eligible for ACP.
Ready to Apply for Lifeline and/or ACP in Missouri?
EASY Wireless makes it easy for you to apply.
Visit One of Our Retail Stores in Missouri
"Where can I get a free government phones near me?" you might ask. For a retail location near you, check out our Store Locator or our list of Missouri locations.
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Lifeline Program and ACP FAQs
Is it really that simple to get a free Government cell phone with Easy Wireless?
The government does not give free cell phones through the Lifeline phone program, but Easy Wireless does provide a benefit to its customers by giving them a free phone when they join up for the Lifeline or ACP programs with Easy Wireless.
Are there any additional fees to activate the plan?
You may get unlimited access to our mobile hotspot with no activation fees, no monthly expenses, and no credit checks. You receive this free service from EASY Wireless through the support of the US government.
Are there other states I can get free government phones?
Yes, EASY Wireless provides free phones in states outside of Missouri. We currnetly provide service in over 25 states. Our post, "Announcing: EASY Wireless Expands ACP Free Cell Service to Over 25 States!" will provide the most update list of states we serve.