NOTICE: Thanks to the new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), you can now get Unlimited Data AND a free government cell phone at the same time. For more info, click here
AirTalk Wireless offers government Lifeline and ACP benefits to California, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin in order to help individuals stay connected.
AirTalk Wireless, a subsidiary of AirVoice Wireless, has been offering No Contract wireless service to consumers since 1999. Our mission is simple: provide the best customer service, the most affordable rate plans, on the nation’s best network, and on phones consumers want. The same mini-conglomerate markets its services to consumers in all 50 states under four consumer brands: AirVoice Wireless, NewPhone Wireless, Airtalk Wireless, Cintex Wireless.
AirTalk offers several Lifeline and ACP plans to help you save money on your monthly communications. Did we say save money? Absolutely. Because all the plans are free. Here they are and here’s what you get with each of them:
The AirTalk Wireless Lifeline and ACP Plans
Here are the Safelink Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Plans that you can choose from:
SIM card only (Bring Your Own Device)
1000 minutes talk
Free basic smartphone
Lifeline + ACP Plan
Free Apple or Android smartphone
How to become eligible for Lifeline benefits
Eligibility requirements for an Airtalk Wireless phone and minutes often vary slightly from state to state, but you probably qualify for a phone from the company if you participate in any of the following government aid programs:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
- Veterans Pension and Survivor's Benefit.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance (BIA)
- Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF)
- Tribal Head Start (only those households meeting its income qualifying standard)
- Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
If you are not on a government assistance program that is Lifeline-approved for your state, you can still qualify if your household income meets certain government guidelines in your area — namely, if it is at our below 135-150% (may vary upon state) of the federal poverty level. Submit your Airtalk Wireless application online or via mail, or call the phone number to see if you qualify.
How to qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
The rules for ACP eligibility are the same in every state. A household qualifies if:
- A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
- Participates in any of the following assistance programs: SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
- Participates in any of the following Tribal specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, or Tribal Head Start (income based);
- Participates in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision;
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income internet program.
Be Sure to Compare AirTalk Wireless with Other Options in Your State
This is just one of the many Lifeline Cell Phone providers in your state. Some states have over a dozen cell phone providers to choose from. Plans and phone choices often vary substantially between providers and you owe it to yourself to look at them all. To begin your comparison shopping, please see our state-by-state free phone service page and click on your state to see what’s available.
Contact AirTalk Wireless:
Website: AirTalk Wireless.com