The question "Is there free internet for seniors?" is one that many people are asking. The answer, thankfully, is yes!
There are two programs in place to make sure that qualifying seniors have access to the internet at no cost- Lifeline and the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
If you're looking for more information about these programs and how they can benefit you as a senior citizen, this article will be perfect for you!
How Does Lifeline and ACP Benefit Seniors?
When you combine Lifeline and ACP you create a benefit package that includes:
- Free Unlimited Talk
- Free Unlimited Text
- Free Unlimited Data
- Free Personal Phone Number with Voicemail
You can watch your favorite shows through the internet, talk with family and friends, stay in contact with doctors and pharmacies without the worry of services being disconnected.
How can you get on the Internet and make calls?
When you sign up and qualify with one of these free internet service providers, check if they offer free cell phones for seniors to get you connected. Many of them (like Easy Wireless) offer free smartphones for seniors that qualify. Smartphones are like mini-TVs and phone combined.
How to Check if You Qualify for Lifeline and ACP?
There are a several ways to check if you qualify:
Registering Through the National Verifier
If you prefer to register through the National Verifier yourself, you can apply through the USAC website.
However, contacting a provider in your area can provide hands-on assistance, making it a much easier way to sign up for Lifeline and ACP.
Easy Wireless Provides Personalized Lifeline Service for Your Needs
Online Sign-Ups for Lifeline & ACP
You can check if you qualify for lifeline and ACP in just seconds through our online portal by entering your email and zip code then clicking "Enroll Now".
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Over the Phone
Perhaps you prefer to call customer service to have them walk you through the sign-up process? Call us at: (877) 476-3451.
In-person Lifeline Program Services
For truly personalized service, visit one of our stores and when you qualify, you will be set up with Lifeline and ACP services and leave that day with a new FREE Smartphone.
We do home visits! Easy Wireless can deliver your new phone and SIM card to your address if you are unable to come to a store*. (*Select areas only.)
For a store location near you, click here.
Learn More About the Lifeline Assistance Program
The Lifeline Assistance Program is a federal government program that provides free phone service, including monthly minutes and texts, to eligible senior citizens based off their income or government assistance participation.
The government's free cell phone service has been around for many years and is available in most states.
What is the Affordable Connectivity Program?
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new program designed to provide additional support to make broadband more affordable for households.
Your Lifeline and ACP benefits can be combined and applies to the same service plan or applied to different service plans.
This benefit service is provided by Easy Wireless to customers as part of the support from the US government.
Seniors can apply for both Lifeline and ACP at the same time.
What Programs are Proof of Eligibility for Lifeline?
Free Voice, free Text, and free internet for seniors is available to consumers participating in the following programs:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Veterans Pensions or Survivors Pension
- You may qualify for Lifeline if your income is 135% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
(Click here to check your income against the Federal Poverty Guidelines to see if you qualify).
Additional programs are available to those residing on Tribal lands.
Lifeline and ACP Internet Service FAQs
Will I qualify for Lifeline if I already have supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) approval?
If your records in the SNAP system match with the documents you provide when applying for Lifeline benefits you should be automatically approved.
Is the government giving out free smartphones to seniors?
No, the government is providing discounted internet and phone services to seniors. Your service providers may offer free or discounted phones. You will need to speak with your Lifeline or ACP service provider about what they can offer.
Ready for Free Internet for Seniors to Connect with Family and Friends?
Easy Wireless would be delighted to help you sign for Lifeline and ACP and provide you with a FREE smartphone.
Click the "Enroll Now" button below to register online.
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Or, if you'd like someone to walk you through signing up, give us a call at (877) 476-3451. Our customer care specialists will be more than happy to help you.