Every Lifeline Assistance/Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) service provider allows its customers to purchase upgraded cell phones.
In most cases, availability is limited and based on your service provider’s current inventory, meaning that the phones they offer varies from month to month, and probably even day to day.
In other words, you never know which brands and models will be in stock, you will probably be able to upgrade to relatively recent IOS and Android smart phones.
Of course, prices vary, too. Check your service provider’s website to see which phones they are currently offering.
Customers who want to upgrade to a phone that is newer or better than the one they are given by their Lifeline/ACP service provider also have the option of taking part in the Bring Your Own Phone (BYOP) plan. Some companies call it the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) plan.
If you’re happy with the phone your have prior to enrolling in Lifeline/ACP, check to see if the company you have enrolled with (or want to enroll with) offers this option. You can bring a phone you already own, or you can purchase the phone of your choice from another source (eBay, Amazon, or any other source).