What is Lifeline Phone Service?

Lifeline is a government benefit that provides free cell phone service* in Maryland for low-income individuals and families that meet eligibility requirements.

You may qualify for free government phone service in Maryland if you receive assistance from:

  • SNAP / Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Other government programs

You may also qualify for Maryland free government cell phone service if your total household income meets the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

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SNAP / FOOD STAMPS

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MEDICAID

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SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI)

What is the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a government benefit program that provides discounts on monthly broadband Internet access service. It aims to increase accessibility to basic resources and enable people to connect with loved ones using high-quality services from reliable providers. Eligible consumers can receive upgraded plans that include additional free data every month. See if you qualify and sign up today to get your free phone in Maryland!

The enTouch Wireless Lifeline and ACP plan now offer FREE UNLIMITED Talk & Text + 10GB Data!*

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Servicing 33 states nationwide!

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  • Free International Calling
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INTERNATIONAL CALLING IS LIMITED to unlimited landline and cellular calling to certain countries. Please see the full Terms of Service for additional information.
*Offer subject to eligibility for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and Lifeline. Offer may vary by location and ACP Terms & Conditions apply.

Do I Qualify for a FREE Phone* & FREE Service?*

You may qualify for Lifeline and ACP by participating in select government assistance programs or meeting income guidelines.

QUALIFY BY PROGRAM

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 SNAP / FOOD STAMPS

WHAT DO I NEED?

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MEDICAID

WHAT DO I NEED?

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SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI)

WHAT DO I NEED?

VETERANS PENSION AND SURVIVORS BENEFIT

WHAT DO I NEED?

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FEDERAL PUBLIC HOUSING ASSISTANCE (FPHA)

WHAT DO I NEED?

You may qualify for Lifeline benefits and a free phone in Maryland* if your total household income meets the poverty guidelines for your state.

Qualify by Income in Maryland

Persons in Household Income
1 member $18,347
2 members $24,719
3 members $31,091
4 members $37,463
5 members $43,835
Each additional member $6,372

*Based on 135% of the 2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Source: U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines Used to Determine Financial Eligibility for Certain Federal Programs, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, January 12, 2022. If you provide documentation that does not cover a full year (such as current paycheck stubs), you must submit three (3) consecutive months’ worth of the same type of document from the previous twelve months. NOTE: All new applicants will need to submit proof of government assistance in order to complete enrollment. There are several easy methods to submit proof eligibility; you will be able to select what method is best for you later in the signup process.

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At enTouch Wireless, we believe that you deserve the best phone and the best service! That’s why we work to create opportunities for those who need them, and we’re committed to delivering high-quality, reliable connectivity to you!

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For A Limited Time Only

FREE 10GB Data* + FREE Phone*

Eligible new Maryland customers can get a 100% FREE phone* plus Unlimited Talk/Text and 10GB Data* as FREE government phone service in Maryland!* Our plans now also offer FREE international calling!

*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. Data is 3G/4G/LTE based on network availability and device capability. For more information, view our Open Internet Policy.
INTERNATIONAL CALLING IS LIMITED to unlimited landline and cellular calling to certain countries. Please see the full Terms of Service for additional information.

For all available Lifeline plans please visit: www.entouchwireless.com/lifeline-plans

Lifeline + ACP

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  • 10GB DATA*
  • UNLIMITED TEXT*
  • UNLIMITED TALK*

Contact Maryland Commission

If you have unresolved issues after contacting enTouch Wireless Customer Support, you may contact:

Baltimore Office:
William Donald Schaefer Tower
6 St. Paul St., 16th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

enTouch Wireless Customer Support

Dial 611 on your Lifeline phone (Monday – Friday: 11am – 11pm ET)

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 Pension and Survivors 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