Text messaging, or texting as it’s more commonly called, is a feature of cell phone service that’s so common that it’s almost universal. It lets you to send text messages to and receive them from other cell phone users.
However, it’s very important to note that the specific features and services included in your Lifeline Assistance/Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) free government cell phone plan will depend on which service provider and which plan you choose. They’re all different, so choose carefully.
Some Lifeline plans may offer unlimited talk, unlimited texts, and unlimited internet. To be as clear as possible, “unlimited texts” means exactly what it says. There are no limits. None. That means you can text all day and all night every day and night without incurring any additional fees.
But beware: There are other Lifeline/ACP plans out there that are more restrictive and offer far fewer texts. We’re aware of one company that offers just 50 texts per month.
That’s why se strongly urge our readers to carefully compare different plans and service providers to find the one that best fits your needs.