Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) in Arizona

Your household might qualify for Lifeline and/or the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which will reduce the cost of your monthly phone or broadband services if you live in Arizona. 

What is the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP),is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps eligible households afford and access connectivity needed for work, education,  healthcare, and more. 

The ACP benefit offers eligible households with a monthly discount of up to $30 (up to $75 if you’re living on qualified Tribal land) for broadband services, plus a one-time discount of up to $100 toward an internet-capable connected device like a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. You are required to pay a co-pay between $10-$50 towards the connected device. 

What is the Lifeline phone program?

Lifeline is designed to lower the cost of your monthly phone or broadband internet service. If your household is eligible for Lifeline, you’ll receive a $9.25 discount on your monthly phone, internet, or bundled services. If you live on qualifying Tribal lands, you’ll receive a discount of up to $34.25.

How To Get Free Phone Service in Arizona

TruConnect provides free phone and internet services to eligible Arizona households through the Lifeline and/or ACP benefits. You may qualify based on your household's income or participation in a designated federal assistance program.

Income Qualifications for ACP and Lifeline

Qualifying for Lifeline and ACP is based on income or program participation.

If your household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, you are eligible for the ACP. The income eligibility chart for ACP qualifications can be found below:

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ACP Program Qualifications 

If a member of your household participates in one of the following government assistance programs, that qualifies your household for the ACP.

  1. Lifeline

  2. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which used to be called Food Stamps

  3. Medicaid

  4. Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

  5. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  6. Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)

  7. Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit

  8. Free and Reduced School Lunch or Breakfast program, which includes USDA Community Eligibility Provision schools

  9. Federal Pell Grant program recipient in the current year

Lifeline Program Qualifications in Arizona 

If a member of your household participates in one of the following government programs, your household qualifies for Lifeline.

  1. SNAP

  2. Medicaid

  3. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  4. Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)

  5. Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit

  6. Tribal assistance programs like the Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Head Start (if you qualify by income), Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

AHCCCS Health Insurance

Arizona’s state Medicaid program is Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS). It offers free or low-cost health insurance to qualifying Arizona residents. AHCCCS is dedicated to serving its clients by providing them with access to essential services such as:

  1. Doctor’s appointments

  2. Immunizations

  3. Pediatric screenings

  4. Hospital services 

If you or a household member uses AHCCCS, this may qualify you for Lifeline and the ACP. Learn more about AHCCCS.

Lifeline Phone Program Application in Arizona 

Apply for Lifeline online now!

Affordable Connectivity Program Application in Arizona

Apply to the ACP benefit online now! 

Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program FAQs in Arizona