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FREE Wireless Internet Service - Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
The FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new federal government program that provides discounts on monthly broadband internet access service and certain connected devices. You may even qualify for free broadband internet!
You can qualify for the ACP benefit through participation in the same qualifying programs as the Lifeline Program, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance, as well as the Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit Fund. Qualified Lifeline benefit participants are also eligible to receive the ACP benefit. Additional eligibility criteria unique to the ACP benefit include:
- Federal Pell Grant (current award year recipients)
- Free and Reduced Priced School Lunch and Breakfast Program
- WIC Program
- Household income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level
- Multiple Tribal Assistance Programs
The FCC will determine program eligibility using the Universal Service Administrative Company’s National Verifier and National Lifeline Accountability Database, or an alternative verification process.
The ACP monthly service and device discounts cannot be transferred to other individuals or households. An eligible household is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount. You can obtain your ACP benefit from the participating provider of your choosing and can transfer your benefit to another provider at any time.
Our ACP Plans
Our ACP plans vary based on your state of residence and available options at the time of your opt-in*.
Our FREE ACP plans include:
- California Lifeline Customers: TruConnect's California FREE ACP plan includes at least 14 GB of 4G/LTE data (ACP plan adds at least 8 GB to your Lifeline plan) with Wi-Fi hotspot capability
- Lifeline Customers Outside of California: TruConnect's FREE ACP plans includes at least 12.5 GB of 4G/LTE data (ACP plan adds at least 8 GB of data to your Lifeline plan) with Wi-Fi hotspot capability
- Stand-Alone Service: TruConnect's FREE ACP plans includes at least 8 GB of 4G/LTE data, Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, and your choice of an LTE-enabled hotspot device or Google Play Certified LTE Android smartphone**
*You can apply your ACP benefit to any available TruConnect service plan
**Subject to availability, TruConnect may offer eligible subscribers the opportunity to purchase a discounted 8" Google Play Certified Android tablet with LTE connectivity, which may qualify for an ACP discount of up to $100.
For more information about the ACP benefit please contact our Customer Care team.
TruConnect is an Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) participating service, offering free broadband service, devices, and discounted tablets. You can apply online, and once you’re approved, we will ship you a new device or SIM card. You qualify for the ACP if you or a member of your household participates in programs like SNAP, Medicaid, Section 8, or other government programs. Eligibility is also based on household income. The qualifying income level for the ACP is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
It's truly free for qualifying customers. We offer free ACP, Lifeline, and Bundled plans! Here are the details:
ACP + Lifeline Plan
Available in 37 states nationwide: Our Truly Unlimited plan features up to 12.5GB of high-speed data with Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, unlimited throttled data, a free Android phone or an LTE-enabled hotspot device, plus free unlimited talk and text. All ACP plans also include the option to purchase a tablet for $10.01!
California: Our free California ACP and Lifeline plan features up to 14GB of high-speed data with Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, plus a free Android phone or an LTE-enabled hotspot device is part of this plan. All ACP plans also include the option to purchase a tablet for as low $10.01.
ACP Only Plan
This free plan offers up to 8GB of high-speed data, Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, and either a free Android smartphone or an LTE-enabled hotspot device. All ACP plans also include the option to purchase a tablet for as low $10.01.
Lifeline Only Plan
Available in 37 states nationwide: Our Lifeline plan includes up to 4.5 GB of high-speed data with Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities and a free SIM card.
California: Our California Lifeline plan includes up to 6 GB of high speed data and a free Android smartphone or an LTE-enabled hotspot device.
Remember, you can apply whatever benefits you qualify for to any TruConnect plan. These are simply the free ones available. If you need more data, you can choose a more appropriate plan and apply your discount(s) to that plan.
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and Lifeline benefits are similar, but separate programs that help reduce the costs of a phone or broadband plan. If you qualify for Lifeline, you are eligible for ACP. (If you are a TruConnect Lifeline customer and want to add ACP to your plan, you can opt-in from MyTruConnect or connect with our Customer Care). Lifeline offers a discount of up to $9.25 on phone or broadband monthly plans for eligible households. For those on qualifying tribal lands, the discount is up to $34.25 per month.
The ACP benefit also provides a discount on phone or broadband services. Eligible households receive up to $30 towards their monthly broadband service and $75 for those on qualifying tribal lands. The ACP also offers qualifying households a one-time discount of up to $100 for an internet-capable device such as a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. If you choose to buy a connected tablet, you pay only $10-$50 for this device.
Absolutely! Login to our MyTruConnect app to top up your high-speed data, monitor your data usage, and earn rewards that turn into free data or minutes. With MyTruConnect, you can easily top up to stay connected to the things that matter most.