Lifeline+ACP: New tablet, unlimited talk, text and data
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
Q Link Wireless was once a major player in the free government cell phone business, but it has suffered through some tough times lately. Nevertheless it still offers Lifeline and ACP plans in these states: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
Let’s briefly outline the plans they offer:
Free SIM card*
1000 minutes talk
Lifeline is called the free government cell phone plan, NOT the free government SIM card plan. If you are only interested in in a free government cell phone instead of the more comprehensive ACP plan, this is not the plan for you.
1000 minutes talk
*Subject to a contribution of a $10.01 co-payment. Subject to product availability.
Lifeline + ACP Plan
*Once again, subject to a contribution of a $10.01 co-payment. Subject to product 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. So before you buy that Q Link tablet for $10.01, check with Q Link customer service to find out what else may be available.
How to qualify for a Lifeline and ACP service
Qualifying for a StandUp Wireless phone is easy if you are one of the many financially disadvantaged these days. In general, any of the following qualifies you:
- 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)
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 Q Link 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 phone providers by state page and click on your state.
Q Link Wireless
499 East Sheridan Street
Dania, FL 33004
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