Are you looking for a free phone from the ACP? The affordable connectivity program is an adjunct benefit to the lifeline program. Initially, it was launched on December 31, 2021, replacing the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. EBB participants can maintain their original benefits for 60 days before rolling over.
Discounts and Eligibility
The ACP’s discount provides $30 off monthly broadband internet access. However, this increases to $75 per eligible household on Tribal lands. For the phone, users receive a $100 voucher, and they can apply it to select devices. There is a co-pay requirement of $10 to $50, depending on the phone.
As for eligibility, there are two ways to prove you qualify for the program. Individuals can show they earn less than 130% of the federal poverty level. On the other hand, they can show they participate in one of the following benefit programs:
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
- Section 8
- WIC Program
- National School Lunch Program
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
- Supplemental Security Income
- Veterans & Survivors Benefits
For income-based criteria, a two-person family may qualify if they bring in less than $28,700. A three-person family must net less than $32,600 to become a member of this program.
Only a single member of the household may receive this service discount. Nevertheless, the discount may be transferred to another home or individual if desired. While participating, users must use their phones at least once a month to keep getting a discount.
Contact SafetyNet Wireless at safetynetwireless.com.