Wisconsin has major problems in its economy. It has lagged behind most of the other states in business development, income growth and the development of talented young people. Residents of the Badger State have suffered as a result. After American wages plunged during last recession, Wisconsin’s personal net earnings have rebounded at an average annual rate that lags that of the nation and most of the Great Lakes states. And now we have inflation problems on top of all that.
The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says that Wisconsin consistently ranks near the bottom of the fifty states in creation of new companies. Combine these issues and you end up with a lot of people who qualify for the Lifeline free government cell phone program and the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) free government internet program.
Lifeline and ACP free government cell phone service providers in Wisconsin
Here’s a list of all the Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Wisconsin. 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
- AirTalk Wireless
- American Assistance
- Assurance Wireless
- enTouch Wireless
- FeelSafe Wireless
- Life Wireless
- Q Link Wireless
- Safelink Wireless
- SafetyNet Wireless
- StandUp Wireless
- Tag Mobile
- Tempo Communications
- Terracom Wireless
Lifeline Discount Companies in Wisconsin
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 Wisconsin:
How to qualify for Lifeline Assistance free government cell phones in Wisconsin
You are eligible if you receive benefits from any of these programs in Wisconsin:
- 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)
You may also qualify if your Total Household Income is at or under 135% of the Federal Poverty Guideline for Wisconsin, which we’ve calculated for you in the table below:
|Income Based Eligibility for Wisconsin|
|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 Wisconsin
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.
Hey, Cheeseheads, there’s never been a better time and there have never been better programs. Lifeline gives you free smartphones, free unlimited talk, and free unlimited texts. And the Affordable Connectivity Program adds a layer of free unlimited internet on top of that. Check it all the plans available in your state. Pick the one that works best with your needs. Enroll today and start enjoying all the benefits.
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