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Cintex Wireless is a small, but strong player mainly in the northeast and southern United States. If you live in Arkansas, Maine, Maryland, Rhode Island or West Virginia, and if you qualify for the Lifeline and ACP programs, you can choose Cintex Wireless to provide your cell phone and service to you — at no cost. Cintex offers three different plans: Lifeline, Lifeline pus ACP combo, and ACP-only.
Cintex is also part of a larger conglomerate (HTC Communications) that also owns AirVoice Wireless, AirTalk Wireless, and NewPhone Wireless.
Here are the Cintex plans:
SIM card only
Lifeline + ACP Combo
Free iPhone 7, iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy S8, and more
16.5GB High Speed Data
Smartphone or flip phone (depending on availability)
ACP Device Discount
The good news isn’t done yet. When you enroll in an ACP plan, you get a one-time discount of up to $100 on a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer. Depending on which one you choose, you will get your device for a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50. That’s what we call a bargain.
How do you qualify for a Cintex Lifeline plan?
Qualifying for a Cintex Wireless phone is exactly the same as with the other companies. In general, any of the following qualifies you:
- Income at or below 135% of federal poverty level* (proof required)
- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Plan (LIHEAP)
- Food Stamps
- Board of Education Free Lunch Program
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Section 8 Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Qualifying for the ACP discounts is even easier. The program participation with which you an qualify are almost identical, but the income eligibility is much more lenient. You can qualify as long as you make less than 200% of the Federal poverty guideline numbers.
Be Sure to Compare Cintex with Other Options in Your State
Cintex Wireless is just one of the many Lifeline companies in your state. There may be a dozen or more providers to choose from in a state. While Cintex provides decent plans, plans and phone choices do vary substantially among providers. To begin your comparison shopping, please see our phone providers by state page and click on your state.
Contact Cintex Wireless
Website: Cintex Wireless
PO Box 10707
Gaithersburg, MD 20898
Contact form on website.
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