What is ACP?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a government benefit program that provides discounts on monthly broadband Internet access service. Eligible consumers can receive upgraded plans that include additional free data* every month!

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How Do I Qualify For The Affordable Connectivity Program?

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You may be eligible for ACP if you participate in a government assistance program. Here are some of the popular qualifying programs for ACP:

How Do I Qualify For The Affordable Connectivity Program?

You may be eligible for ACP if you participate in a government assistance program. Here are some of the popular qualifying programs for ACP:

For a full list of how to qualify by program or income, please visit How to Qualify.

How Do I Enroll?

You can enroll in a free Lifeline + ACP Wireless plan* online with Assist Wireless. Simply choose a Lifeline + ACP plan and Assist Wireless will provide a free monthly plan and a free smartphone* shipped directly to your door if you qualify! 

Click here to get started

Qualifying programs include SNAP/Food Stamps, Medicaid, and other common government assistance programs. Learn more about eligibility here.

*Terms and conditions apply.

My Lifeline plan is with Assist Wireless >>

Customers currently on a Lifeline only plan can request to upgrade their plan to a Lifeline + Affordable Connectivity Program plan at any time here.

My Lifeline cell phone plan is with another Lifeline provider >>

If you would like to switch service providers, your benefits can be transferred to Assist Wireless when you enroll online. Be sure to choose a Lifeline + ACP plan if you would like to take advantage of our current free phone offer!*

*Terms & Conditions apply.

You can transfer your ACP monthly service benefits to Assist Wireless even if you are currently with another provider. Please note ACP rules prohibit more than one transfer in a single calendar month.

FREE PHONE* from Assist Wireless with New ACP + Lifeline Enrollment

*Offer subject to eligibility for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and Lifeline. Offer may vary by location and ACP Terms & Conditions apply. GSM coverage required.

FREE PHONE* from Assist Wireless with New ACP + LIfeline Enrollment

*Offer subject to eligibility for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and Lifeline. Offer may vary by location and ACP Terms & Conditions apply. GSM coverage required.

 Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
FAQ

 Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
FAQ

Are ACP wireless plans really 100% Free every month?

Yes! Eligible customers can enjoy free talk, text, and data* at no cost every month!

Like many government assistance programs, these programs make necessary services more affordable for low-income individuals and families.

What is included with ACP?

The Affordable Connectivity Program offers eligible customers discounted broadband service through participating wireless companies or other broadband service providers. This benefit can be redeemed through participating program providers of home broadband service or monthly wireless service.

Some providers offer additional benefits for new enrollments in the program. With Assist Wireless, new enrollees who choose a Lifeline + ACP Combo Plan will receive a free smartphone* to use with their free monthly service!*

Do I need to apply for Lifeline to enroll in ACP?

While Lifeline enrollment is not required to apply for ACP benefits, there are benefits to enrolling in both programs at the same time.

Since both Lifeline and ACP share a lot of the same eligibility criteria, you can save time by enrolling together. Additionally, wireless plans that combine both Lifeline and ACP benefits include more free monthly talk, text, and data.*

Assist Wireless even provides a free smartphone* to new or returning customers who enroll in a combined Lifeline + ACP plan in most states.

What if I already signed up for ACP with another provider?

If you already have ACP benefits through another wireless or internet provider, you are free to switch by enrolling with a new provider! However, you may only transfer if it has been more than 30 days since the previous enrollment.

Is it easy to sign up for ACP benefits?

Yes, many providers offer online enrollment options which make it easy to enroll in benefits.
For more details on how to enroll in a wireless ACP + Lifeline plan, click here.

Medicaid / Medi-Cal

Program Approval Letter, Benefit Statement, or Verification of Coverage Letter, should contain the following basic information:

  • Name of the program or state equivalent,
  • Name of the beneficiary,
  • Address of the beneficiary, and
  • Date of the award

OR

Eligibility Screenshot or printout from an online portal or website tool, should contain the following basic information:

  • Name of the program or state equivalent,
  • Name of the beneficiary
  • Medical Identification number, OR
  • Case number,
  • Eligibility dates, OR
  • Current participation status

Federal Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans & Survivors Pension Benefit

Pension Grant Letter, should contain the following basic information:

  • Participant’s name
  • Address
  • A decision about the participant’s monthly entitlement amount
  • Payment start date

Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)

FPHA award letter, should contain the following basic information:

  • Name of the program,
  • Date of the award,
  • Name of the beneficiary, and
  • Award amount.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Approval Letter or Benefit Statement issued by the SSA, or on SSA letterhead.

  • Consumer’s name
  • Date
  • Eligibility Date
  • Claim number OR Other consumer identification number
  • Payment amount

SNAP / Food Stamps / CalFresh

Program Approval Letter, Benefit Statement, or Verification of Coverage Letter, should contain the following basic information:

  • Name of the program,
  • Name of the beneficiary,
  • Eligibility dates, OR
  • Current participation status

OR

Eligibility Screenshot or printout from an online portal or website tool, should contain the following basic information:

  • Name of the program or state equivalent,
  • Name of the beneficiary,
  • Case number,
  • Eligibility dates, OR
  • Current participation status

Lifeline Program

Due to sharing many of the same eligibility requirements those currently enrolled in the lifeline program may qualify for The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) also.