What to Know About the Affordable Connectivity Program and a Free Phone
Are you looking for an affordable connectivity program and a free phone? This government-backed benefits system provides eligible residents with low-cost communications access. The ACP is administered by the Federal Communications Commission.
Eligible households qualify for one monthly service discount and a single device discount. If your home qualifies, you may obtain service from any participating provider. Furthermore, if you wish to transfer to another provider, you can at any time. The ACP replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. On December 31, 2021, EBB subscribers must switch over to the ACP.
Phone determinations are not at the provider’s discretion. However, there are free phones available for approved individuals. If you are qualified for a no-cost device, you may choose from one of the following:
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy A10E
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Samsung Galaxy S7
- Samsung Galaxy S6
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy J7
- Motorola Moto E4
- Motorola G7
- LG Stylo 6
- Google Pixel XL
- Google Pixel 2
There are not any guarantees the phone you want will be available in your state. Some phones are available as upgrades if you take the ACP free phone credit. The total discount for service is $30, and the total equipment discount is $100. Nevertheless, there is a required co-pay, ranging from $10 to $50.
If you participate in any of the following programs, you may qualify for the ACP:
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Income Below 200% Poverty Line
- WIC Program
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