When you hear politicians bragging about how quickly Utah’s economy is recovering, keep in mind that many citizens of the state are having trouble putting food on the table in these tough times. That’s why we are happy to announce that the Lifeline program has officially come to the Beehive State thanks to long time provider Safelink Wireless, and as of July 2011, Assurance Wireless.
Now Utah’s needy can get the free smartphones and the free monthly minutes they need to help them call potential employers, to keep in touch with their kids, to contact their doctors. As if that weren’t good enough, ACP gives them tons of internet service to sweeten the deal even more.
Lifeline and ACP free government cell phone service providers in Utah
Here’s a list of all the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Utah. 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
- Safelink Wireless
- Standup Wireless
- Tempo Communications
Lifeline Discount Companies in Utah
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 Utah:
How to qualify for Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Utah
You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in Utah:
- 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)
In addition, you may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Our table below shows the income limits for Utah, already calculated for you.
|Income Based Eligibility for Utah|
|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 Utah
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.
Free smartphones. Free talk. Free texts. Free internet service. This is the future that awaits you when you enroll in Lifeline and ACP programs. We cannot think of any reason to wait. C’mon, Utahans, sign up now.
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