What is Lifeline Phone Service?

Lifeline Puerto Rico is a government benefit that provides free cell phone service* for millions of eligible customers.

You may qualify for Lifeline if you receive assistance from:

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

You may also qualify 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)

If your household’s income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty level, you may be eligible for the federal Lifeline Subsidy. Customers who want to be considered for the program must present written documentation and fill out the Household Worksheet (Form 5631).

Note that some restrictions apply:

  • The Lifeline Puerto Rico service is limited to one per household.
  • A household receiving Lifeline PR services is recognized as any single individual or group of individuals who reside at the same address and share income and costs.
  • When enrolling for a free government phone, Puerto Rico households are forbidden from deriving benefits from more than one provider. For example, if your family receives wireless phones (San Juan services or services in the surrounding areas), that household would not be permitted to receive the Lifeline discount on your home service.
  • The infringement of the one-per-household restriction violates the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) guidelines, and the subscriber will be removed from the program.
  • Subscribers cannot transfer their Lifeline Puerto Rico benefit to anybody else.
  • Lifeline Puerto Rico is a government benefit; providing misleading or intentionally false statements can result in penalties, de-enrollment, or exclusion from the program.

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. Eligible consumers can receive upgraded plans that include additional free data every month!

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) offers a discount on internet service and linked devices to qualified low-income households. The ACP is an FCC benefit service that helps families and the community afford the internet for employment, school, medical care, and more. By completing a few questions and providing your eligibility paperwork, qualifying homes can connect to the internet. You or anybody in your household, including a child or dependent, must fulfill the income-based or program-based qualifying standards to obtain a free smartphone and free monthly phone service. Each family is only eligible for one monthly service discount and one device discount under the Affordable Connectivity Program.

The FCC’s national guidelines safeguard beneficiaries of the Affordable Connectivity Program aim is to:

  • Provide consumers with the ability to select the service plan that best matches their needs (even one they may currently be on).
  • Guarantee that consumers, regardless of their credit situation, have access to sponsored internet services.
  • Prohibit providers from rejecting customers with past due payments or previous delinquency from the program.
  • Prevent consumers from being coerced into higher-cost or lower-quality plans to get the ACP.
  • Ensure that early termination fees are not imposed on customers.
  • Lower the risk of bill shock or other financial damages
  • Allow ACP beneficiaries to change providers.
  • Create a separate FCC complaint mechanism for ACP issues.

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What You Need

How It Works

  • Submit an online application for Lifeline + ACP Combo Plan
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  • What You Need

    How It Works

    • Submit an online application for Lifeline + ACP Combo Plan
    • Receive and activate your FREE enTouch Wireless SIM card
    • Enjoy FREE Talk, Text, and Data!*

*Promotional offer subject to eligibility for Affordable Connectivity Program and Lifeline; may be changed or withdrawn at any time; see plan page details; subject to our Terms and Conditions of Service and Agreement to Arbitrate Disputes.

Do I Qualify for FREE Government Phone 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 if your total household income meets the poverty guidelines for your state.

Qualify by Income in Puerto Rico

Persons in Household Income
1 member $19,683
2 members $26,622
3 members $33,561
4 members $40,500
5 members $47,439
Each additional member $6,939

*Based on 135% of the 2023 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 19, 2023. 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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*Promotional offer subject to eligibility for Affordable Connectivity Program and Lifeline; may be changed or withdrawn at any time; see plan page details; subject to our Terms and Conditions of Service and Agreement to Arbitrate Disputes. GSM coverage required. Data is 3G/4G/LTE based on network availability and device capability. For more information, view our Open Internet Policy.

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

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Lifeline/ACP Support in Puerto Rico

For customer support, dial 611 on your Lifeline phone (Monday – Friday: 12am – 12pm AT). If you have unresolved issues after contacting enTouch Wireless Customer Support, you may contact:

Public Service Office:
PO Box 190870
San Juan, PR 00919-0870


Independent Office of Consumer Protection Agency (OIPC)
OIPC educates, guides, assists, and represents the consumers of telecommunication services in Puerto Rico. If you have any situation with a telecommunications provider, you can contact the OIPC:

Independent Office of Consumer Protection
500 Ave. Roberto H. Todd
San Juan, PR 00907-3941

  • Email: info@oipc.pr.gov
  • Phone: 787.523.6292
  • In Person: From Tuesday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    268 Ave. Munoz Rivera, Suite 702
    Edif. World Plaza, San Juan, PR 00918-1925

Puerto Rico Telecommunications Bureau (NET)
If you do not agree with the determination or the result of the company’s investigation, or if the company failed to comply with any of the terms provided by law/regulation, you may file a review before the Telecommunications Bureau within a term of up to thirty (30) days from the final determination of the company.

Complaints Division, NET
500 Ave. Roberto H. Todd
Santurce, PR 00907-3941

enTouch Wireless Customer Support

Dial 611 on your Lifeline phone (Monday – Friday: 12am – 12pm AT)

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

 

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

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

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

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

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