The simple answer is no. The longer, more detailed answer is:
Lifeline/Affordable Connectivity Program service providers proudly trumpet the fact that, “You will never be asked to sign a contract.”
It’s true that there are no formal contracts involved when you enroll in a Lifeline/Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) plan.
However, you should always keep in mind that each companies Terms & Conditions are, in effect, a contract. And as the old saying goes, “Make sure you red the fine print.”
The definition of a contract is “a legally binding agreement between two or more parties that outlines the rights and responsibilities of each party.” The same definition holds true for a service provider’s Terms & Conditions which spell out, for example, the length of the service you will receive, definitions of minutes and texts and data, how much of each you are entitled to consume each month, provisions for early termination, etc, etc, etc).
So although Lifeline/ACP service providers don’t require you to put pen to paper and sign any formal contracts, they do include many pages of small print, and you will be asked to agree with all those Terms & Conditions.
We’re all guilty of clicking “Agree” after flipping without paying a bit of attention through countless pages of Terms & Conditions. We urge you to actually read all the Terms & Conditions imposed by your potential service provider because when you click on “Agree” you are actually signing an enforceable contract.
It’s important to carefully read and understand all those Terms & Conditions. Make sure to ask any questions you may have and seek clarification on any terms that you do not understand.