What is ACP?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a government benefit program that provides discounts on monthly broadband Internet access service for households that meet the qualifications. This is a national program and eligible consumers can receive upgraded plans that include additional free data* every month, allowing them to stay connected on their mobile devices.

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.

Lifeline & ACP Coverage Map

How Do I Enroll?

You can enroll in a free Lifeline + ACP Wireless plan* online with enTouch Wireless. Simply choose a Lifeline + ACP plan and enTouch Wireless will provide a free government data plan* and a free smartphone* shipped directly to your door if you qualify for the free service! 

Click here to get started

Qualifying programs include SNAP/Food Stamps, Medicaid, and other common government assistance programs. Learn more about eligibility here and check if you qualify for free Lifeline services.

My Lifeline plan is with enTouch Wireless >>

enTouch Wireless customers currently on a Lifeline only plan can request to upgrade their plan to a Lifeline + Affordable Connectivity Program government unlimited data 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 enTouch Wireless when you enroll online. Be sure to choose a Lifeline + ACP free government data plan* if you would like to take advantage of our current free government phone offer!*

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

Limited Time Offer With Qualifying Lifeline & ACP Enrollment

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Limited Time Offer With Qualifying Lifeline & ACP Enrollment

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

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

 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 using the free government data plan* options.

Like many government assistance programs, these programs make necessary services more affordable for qualified low-income individuals and families, offering government phones,* unlimited data,* and more.

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 enTouch 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.*

enTouch Wireless even provides a free smartphone* to new or returning qualified customers who enroll in a combined Lifeline + ACP free government data 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 not transfer more than once in a calendar month.

Is it easy to sign up for ACP benefits?

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Qualify by income and provide one of the following as proof.

  • Prior Year’s State, Federal or Tribal Tax Return
  • Unemployment/Workers' Compensation Benefits Statement
  • Divorce Decree or Child Support Documents
  • Veterans Administration Benefits Statement
  • Current Income Statement from Employer or Paycheck Stubs
  • Retirement/Pension Benefits Statement
  • Social Security Benefits Statement

Medi-Cal / Medicaid

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

CalFresh / Food Stamps / SNAP

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.

 

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)

Notice of Action (award letter) acknowledging eligibility for FDPIR benefits;

  • Name of the beneficiary;
  • The beginning and ending dates of the award or certification period; and
  • The telephone number of the Food Distribution Program office, and the name and address of the person to contact for additional information.

OR

FDPIR participation documents(e.g., a benefit card or copy of a benefit card);

  • Name of the beneficiary
  • The beginning and ending dates of the award or certification period; and
  • The telephone number of the Food Distribution Program office, and the name and address of the person to contact for additional information.

Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

TANF Award letter, should contain the following basic information:

  • Name of the program,
  • Name of the beneficiary
  • Address of the beneficiary
  • Date of the award

Tribal Head Start

Head Start Award letter, should contain the following basic information:

  • Name of the program,
  • Name of the beneficiary
  • Address of the beneficiary
  • Date of the award

Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA)

BIA Award letter, should contain the following basic information:

  • Name of the program,
  • Name of the beneficiary
  • Address of the beneficiary
  • Date of the award