Good news: The free government cell phone program is now available in the Centennial State.
But before we get to the details, let’s pause for some pertinent Colorado trivia:
Colorado is the only state that’s ever turned down a chance to host the Olympics. Luckily, the state hasn’t turned down the opportunity to offer Lifeline Assistance, the free government cell phone program.
The LoDo section of Denver stands for Lower Downtown. But now that the free government cell phone program is available for Colorado’s low income residents, maybe they should rename it LowDough.
The word Colorado means “colored red” and, unfortunately, in these tough economic times, a lot of the state’s residents need the free government cell phone program because they find themselves in the red every month.
Katherine Lee Bates composed “America the Beautiful” after seeing the view from Pikes Peak. And now that the free government cell phone program is available in Colorado, a lot of the state’s residents are going to agree that America is, indeed, more beautiful than ever.
Colorado’s famous for the pioneer slogan “Pikes Peak or Bust”. Unfortunately, too many of the state’s low-income residents have already gone bust and desperately need the kind of help provided by a free government cell phone.
Enough trivia. Now let’s get to the important stuff: How low-income Colorado residents can get all free smartphones, unlimited talk, unlimited text, and data galore.
Lifeline and ACP free government cell phone service providers in Colorado
Here’s a list of all the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Colorado. They all offer different plans with different numbers of minutes, different refill options, and serve different geographic areas. So click through them all and find the plan that’s best for you.
- Access Wireless
- American Assistance
- Assurance Wireless
- EnTouch Wireless
- Life Wireless
- Q Link Wireless
- StandUp Wireless
- Tag Mobile
- Tempo Communications
- Terracom Wireless
Lifeline Discount Companies in Colorado
If you qualify for Lifeline Assistance, but you find that none of the companies offer free government cell phones where you live, you have another option. The companies below, while not offering free cell phone plans, do offer substantial Lifeline discounts off their regular mobile phone plans in Colorado:
How to qualify for a Lifeline free government cell phone in Colorado
You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in Colorado:
- 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)
Plus, you may be eligible under these state programs, until the new federal laws make them ineligible win 2017:
- Old Age Pension (OAP)
- Aid to the Blind (AB)
- Aid to the Needy/Disabled (AND)
- Colorado Works/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, as calculated in the table below:
|Income Based Eligibility for Colorado|
|Members in Household||Annual income|
|For each additional member add $6,372 annually|
How to qualify for an ACP free government phone and unlimited service in Colorado
It’s even easier to qualify for ACP service than it is to qualify for Lifeline service. The USAC website spells it all out:
Consumers qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) through participation in Lifeline or a Lifeline-qualifying program, having an income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, through participation in ACP-qualifying programs, such as the free and reduced-price school lunch or breakfast program (including the Community Eligibility Provision), WIC, through award of a federal Pell Grant, or through participation in a participating service provider’s existing low-income program.
It’s all free. It’s all available now. If you qualify, there’s no reason to delay. Click around to find the plan that’s right for you and enroll ASAP.
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